The House wren - our latest Home Sweet Home tenant
This was a surprise on our return home! The little painted birdhouse hanging
on the front porch, a sweet gift from my neighbor last year, has become a very
popular home for our smallest garden birds.
It first housed the Carolina wrens last Spring, then early this Spring a pair of
chickadees built a nest and raised a family - those babies must have fledged
whilst we were in Europe.
Now we have new tenants, the House wrens (above) - a wee bit smaller than
the Carolina wren, all brown, and without the white 'eyebrow'.
This Carolina wren nested here last year, the first tenant
One of the pair of Black-capped chickadees on the porch early this Spring - they nested
and raised a family in the little birdhouse
I've tried to see inside the house but this little bird squawks at me!
I did hold my camera up when it was gone, but could only see a blur of twigs and
such - not certain there are any eggs yet.
The pressing question for me is - are these three birds using the same nest or has
each one cleaned it out and started over?
I did see the chickadees bring twigs back in April but have never seen birds
taking nesting materials out. There is no way to open the house and
it just has that one small entry hole.
Are you enjoying your garden birds now Spring is here?
Don't you find their habits quite mesmerizing?