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Sunday, March 13, 2011

For Rent: Desirable Residence, All Amenities

 As I was browsing around the gardening, doing a bit of weeding this weekend, I happened to notice some grasses and other materials poking out of the side of the little bird house I put up last week.

Could someone have taken up residence already?

I wonder who it could be... 

If you remember, a pair of Carolina wrens made a nest and raised at least one youngster in a container plant on the patio last July.  

It seems a little early for them to be nesting now, if they nested in July last year. But perhaps they nest several times a year.  (I'll have to go and look up that information)

Or.... Eric and I were digging a couple of post holes on Saturday and I was amazed when a Carolina Chickadee hopped up and down a branch of the nearby Vitex tree, in which the bird house is hanging, and scolded us severely.

So perhaps the nest in the bird house is his, although I've been watching and haven't seen any coming and going since yesterday.

I hope we do get nesters - whoever they may be.  I'll keep you posted.

Words and photographs by Jayne Wilson, Green and Serene, Jayne's Country Garden.


meemsnyc said...

What an adorable bird house. I hope you do have a residence!

Jayne said...

I just posted an update. We have a resident! There's a Carolina Chickadee sitting on a nest in there. I'm so pleased, I'm looking forward to seeing the nestlings when they fledge.