It is with a heavy heart that I have to report that when I got home from work tonight and looked around the garden, I noticed the bird house lying on the ground under the vitex tree. No sign of the chickadee, eggs or nestlings.
I have no idea what happened although it has been a little windy here. I think, with hindsight, that the hook supplied with the birdhouse wasn't suited to the task, and I was too inexperienced to know that when I hung it up.
I'm probably silly to get upset over it, but I did. I'll sign off for now, as I have tears in my eyes again.
Hopefully I can post a happier blog post at the weekend, and confirm if the wrens are nesting in the container on the patio.
Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.