As happens so often while trying to photograph one species another ends up giving the photo op of the day
House Wren scolding
I had noticed an old snag standing near a back road where I frequently spotted meadow larks singing. Deciding to use the car as a blind I parked the car in a position where I could rest the lens on the window sill. After waiting for a few minutes a house wren began scolding me from the top of an old fence post.
It soon became evident the wren had young inside the post. Over the next hour the wrens carried insects and spiders to the young birds at the rate of 1-3 per minute.
Each time the wren arrived it perched momentarily checking out its surroundings
Before disappearing inside to feed the ravenous mouths impatiently waiting
The Meadow Larks refused to perch while I was there. Twice a bird flew up about to perch and then wheeled away; apparently not trusting my auto parked nearby. However the little wrens more than made up for the larks lack of cooperation.