We love having visitors at Linderhof whether invited or uninvited. Yesterday, two uninvited guests came for a very short visit. I was cleaning in the dining room when out of the kitchen "floated" what seemed to be a brown leaf. Upon investigation, it was a bird, a brown Carolina Wren! And then along came another!
Perky creatures, these wrens. They had arrived earlier in the week to winter in Linderhof's garden. They were hanging out in the ivy by the garage -- chit, chit, chitting at one another.
They flited from one plant to another and I was so afraid that they would knock themselves silly flying into a window. One flew into the kitchen and I quickly opened an unscreened kitchen window where the herbs resided.
Sure enough, the bird went towards the greenery, saw the window and escaped. Once out, the little bird kept "talking", telling it's companion, I'm sure, that this is the way out!
I then addressed the other bird who was sitting on the clivia. He then flew into the breakfast room and I followed and quickly shut the door to the house. I opened the sliding glass door and out he flew.
He joined up with his compantion and both were very very verbal!
I'm not sure how they got in. There were no windows open or doors open and they did come from the kitchen so I would assume that they got in someway in the back of the house. And I'm not sure why they would want to come into the house. I am mad at myself that I didn't take a picture of my company before they left . . . the camera was handy!
We so enjoy our winter birds whom we lavishly feed whether the weather is fair or stormy. I'll enjoy these winter garden visitors even more because of their brush with the inside of Linderhof.