A Wren’s Nest

AMONG the dwellings framed by birds
In field or forest with nice care,
Is none that with the little Wren’s
In snugness may compare.

from ‘A Wren’s Nest’ by William Wordsworth


Just sharing this perfect little nest of moss amongst the ivy in our lean-to shed right down the other end of the garden where we keep the lawnmower, the empty pots, saucers and garden wire.

We’ve seen the little wren hopping in and out but I don’t want to disturb her too much.

I hope it will be safe from the cats.


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  1. #1 by katechiconi on May 8, 2020 - 14:23


    • #2 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:38

      We were definitely enchanted when we noticed it.

  2. #3 by Kellie on May 8, 2020 - 14:36

    Oh how cute!

    • #4 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:38

      It is lovely isn’t it – definitely a ‘des res’.

  3. #5 by Wild Daffodil on May 8, 2020 - 14:59


    • #6 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:37

      I believe they lay quite a big clutch so I hope the tinies don’t make too much noise and attract attention. 😼

  4. #7 by nanacathy2 on May 8, 2020 - 15:03

    Let the dogs out, they’ll keep the moggies at bay. That has to be the nicest snuggest little nest I ever did see. I could sleep in there if I weren’t so big.

    • #8 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:36

      It does look so gorgeous doesn’t it – like something from a story book.

  5. #9 by Laurie Graves on May 8, 2020 - 15:03

    Oh, my! Wordsworth wasn’t exaggerating. What a sweet nest! And I really like the way the ivy is draped around it. Almost seems as though the wren as an aesthetic sense.

  6. #12 by claire93 on May 8, 2020 - 15:04

    with a bit of luck, it’s so well camouflaged, the cats won’t find it.

    • #13 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:35

      We’ll try to make it harder to get to if we can do it without stressing the little wren out.

  7. #14 by kathyreeves on May 8, 2020 - 15:19

    That’s a lovely little home! The birds have been very busy picking up hay pieces out of the garden this spring, though I’ve yet to find their nests. They must be in out really big evergreens.

    • #15 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:34

      I always worry about my favourites, the blackbirds, as they tend to make their nests so low down in the bushes.

  8. #16 by CurlsnSkirls on May 8, 2020 - 20:07

    🤞🤞Keeping these crossed as it is a precious little home.

  9. #18 by thecontentedcrafter on May 8, 2020 - 20:17

    So sweet. Fingers crossed for their safety.

    • #19 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:33

      I think we’re going to put some obstacles in the space below to deter any nosy moggies.

  10. #20 by Kim on May 8, 2020 - 20:48

    Beautiful! I’m in awe of how well birds build their nests 😊

    • #21 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:32

      I know! It’s amazing isn’t it.

  11. #22 by craftycreeky on May 8, 2020 - 22:02

    Lovely, we had wrens nesting just above our back door a few years ago, it was great,especially when they were learning to fly, I would open the door just as one was plopping on the door mat! As they were under the carport the noise for dawn and twillight chorus was amazing!!

    • #23 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:32

      I know you have dogs but do you have cats – I would have been so worried about those little fledglings plopping down on to the door mat.

  12. #24 by DawnGillDesigns on May 9, 2020 - 10:53

    How lovely, thank you for sharing.

  13. #26 by DawnGillDesigns on May 9, 2020 - 10:56

    And I meant to say – your CAL blanket was so inspiring, I ordered one myself, which I’ve just started. I haven’t done any crochet from patterns before (The abbreviations are just white noise at the moment!) but I’m getting the hang of the charts. So far I’ve done 4 ‘gates’ and am getting faster and more accurate with each go. Thank you for the inspiration. I’ve joined the FB group for it, and might share some progress there!

    • #27 by tialys on May 9, 2020 - 15:30

      Ooh, well done. I don’t usually like charts – preferring written instructions – but, together with quite a few of the other participants on FB, I found these charts really good and actually found a combination of both sets of instructions really useful for some of the squares. What colours did you choose?

      • #28 by DawnGillDesigns on May 10, 2020 - 11:06

        I went with the blues and greens. I’m sharing them on my instagram page as I do each new pattern. I just completed 4 ‘gates’ in brown, and am now starting ‘berries’ in blue. It wasn’t til I ordered the pack that I realised they were all gemstone colours, which I thought was very appropriate and entertaining!

      • #29 by tialys on May 10, 2020 - 11:38

        Aah! You must be using the Scheepjes yarn then. I did too but in the Wild Hedgerow colourway. I just love their Stonewashed yarn it’s so soft and has a lovely drape to it. The colours are beautiful and, yes, so aptly named for you 😃

  14. #30 by Dartmoor Yarns on May 12, 2020 - 11:49

    Get you! Quoting poetry. The birds are certainly busy building nests. We have a thrush that has built a nest in the barn, so hubby is most displeased as he’s been berated into turning his radio he keeps in there down. Although, unfortunately it’s right over where we walk regularly, so hope it doesn’t mind some activity.

    • #31 by tialys on May 12, 2020 - 17:14

      I know! What a poseur (see, there I go again) 🧐
      I guess your bird will have heard all those noises when deciding to build the nest where she has done so Jeremy Vine and Ken Bruce (substitute the personalities of your radio station of choice) probably won’t bother her.

      • #32 by Dartmoor Yarns on May 13, 2020 - 09:58

        Unfortunately not. I saw her build it on a day when hubby was working. She’s stayed there and I read him the riot act about noise and the golf courses are now open, so hopefully she and the babies will be okay.
        Jeremy Vine and Ken Bruce? Really?

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