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90 TEXAS NATURE OBSERVATIONS AND REMINISCENCES.
on June 18th, during another out-
ing, we found four of the eggs
hatched and one egg intact. Hav-
ing at this time, from June 18th to
June 28th. made a trip to Mleina
County to a near relative's farm
at the San Geronimo, we again
on returning to San Antonio made
a trip to the small spring and wren
nest and on inspecting this
wren nest, we found one of
the young and perfectly i'ull-
grown wrens sitting snugly inside
and peeping' outside the nest. and
morning with proper light for a
short time exposure), the camera
was placed in focus distance when
at this moment one of the two
young wrens also escaped the nest.
IIowever, tIhe third or last wren.
before it made its exit, kept llit
enough right in the front entrance
of the nest to make a good view
The photo shows plainly how
inzeniouslv the old wrens had
prepared their nest inside the
earth cavity. It was bare of
A RARE YOUNG WREN ,N ITS NESI ()"iri.r,
on approaching too closely (with
the camera) it also, like the ol l
wren, shot out of tile nest cavity
like a bullet and flew quite a dis-
tance away. After this one had
cleared the front entrance of this
nest we noticed two more full-
grown baby wrens inside the nest
cavity and after some difficulty in
placing the camera for a time ex-
posure (it being this time a bright
any slirubbery surrounding it,
and situated on a sloplinllg
eniianhme!; nt. The upper part of
the nest material was slightly
overhanging the oval-shaped nest
cavity and covered above with
some broad and dried-up and
shriveled leaves. Part of an oval
and undeveloped egg is also seen
on this picture close to the bird
and entramice of the nest.
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