My husband and I each had a theory. Mine was that Mama Wren suffered from an eating disorder and just pretended to be preggers so her partner wouldn't chastise her for eating so much.
My husband figured the kids had already hatched but were really quiet about it. They were taking advantage of Mama Wren, staying well beyond the age when they should fledge. "You hear about it all the time with humans," he insisted. (I tactfully didn't mention he lived with his mom til he was 32...)
So today I heard it - a flurry of chirps coming from the home of Mama Wren and her actual babies. I'm thinking they were complaining about the rain. The birdhouse is getting kind of old and likely leaky. Hopefully Mama Wren added lots of caulking. She certainly had enough time.
|Mama Wren peers imperiously from her home.|