I'm adding this to Outdoor Wednesday. Please visit Susan at her blog. They had a surprise visitor in their town!!
I thought I saw a little wren sitting atop my blue bird house when I was outside today. He was too fast for me to catch a photo of him though.
Sure enough, when I looked in the house, it was filled to the brim with little twigs. Sure sign of a house wren. It is illegal to destroy an active nest of the wren as they are a protected native bird. But the male wren will build several "dummy nests" around. A real active nest with have cushiony stuff at the bottom like straw, lint, spider web silk. I carefully felt down in the back and there was none of that.
So I pulled it out. Yes, it was just a "dummy nest". If you let them take over a blue bird house even one season, they will always be there. And then, no blue birds. Although they are the cutest little birds, they will destroy eggs of other birds and even kill the little just hatched birds to take over a box!
You can read all about house wrens here if you're interested.
Yes sir . . . there's a lot of drama going on out there in the "wild" that we are unaware of.
I hope my blue birds come back.Shirley