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This Morning Outside with DianeAugust 10, 2010  .

House WrenIt sounds like she's scolding me royally every time she comes for another mealworm. I don't think she's saying Thank you, but I feel thanked anyway.

As insect eaters, house wrens have no interest in birdseed. But mealworms! If I'm too slow putting them on the table, she stands there fearlessly and blasts me with her scolding.

For her babies in the rolled-up bamboo windowshade.

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