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Old May 14, 2011, 7:37 PM   #1
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I have a bad boy buggy (4x4 golf cart) that I use to drive around my property & I have been traveling and haven't used it for 3 or 4 weeks. I got in it a few days ago and two little birds kept squawking and flying around me as I drove it, sometimes flying right up to the steering wheel. I quickly determined there must be a nest and sure enough, one of the storage pouches had been left unzipped and there were leaves & grass hanging out of the pouch. It's been about 6 days and the pictures below tell the rest of the story.

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Old May 14, 2011, 11:14 PM   #2
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thats a great story and the pictures are so aswell...... so have you parked the golf cart up again?
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thats a great story and the pictures are so aswell...... so have you parked the golf cart up again?
Yes, it's parked, but I really need to use it. One option I've thought of is to unhook the pouches and hang them in a tree close by, but I'm concerned that the birds will abandon the nest & the hatch-lings will die.
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Here are a couple pics of the mother on a utility trailer, waiting for me to move. We also moved the pouch today to a nearby tree because our cat had discovered it and it was just a matter of time before the hatch-lings would be come a snack. Hopefully the proud parents will find them. I was just outside & they were on the cart, squawking, apparently looking for the babies. I backed the cart up right under the pouch on the tree, so hopefully all will be well.
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Well! Imagine that .... your buggy must have been parked in a rather isolated corner. Great pics! what sort of bird is that?
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A wonderful story. Be sure to let us know whether the parents locate their little ones!
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Both parents are in the tree next to the pouch, but I haven't seen them go to the nest yet. Hopefully I'll be able to spend some time watching this evening when I get home from the office. The cart was actually parked about 30 yards from the house, but we were just very busy and didn't notice the birds. I've been trying to identify the birds and I'm now 99% sure that they are Beswick wrens. Here is a link to a web site with a picture of North American wrens:

http://www.greglasley.net/bewickswren.html

Let me know if you agree or think they may be something else
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Quick update: the adults found the nest and were busy feeding the hatch-lings this morning! It made my morning!

"Even the sparrow finds a home, and the swallow a nest for herself, where she may lay her young..."
Psalm 89:3a (ESV)
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Excellent news - look forward to seeing more pics of the babies. You are a v v good person.
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Great the birds accepted the moving of the nest...do share more photos.
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