"I hope you love birds too. It is economical. It saves going to heaven."
Emily Dickinson

Monday, February 17, 2020

It's not yet spring, but nesting has begun!

Last year, a pair of Bewick's wrens nested on my patio. Photo taken March 26, 2019. Photo by J.J. Meyer

A pair of Bewick's wrens have returned to nest on our patio again this year. They've been shuttling nesting materials to an artificial ivy plant, which was surprising since these birds are typically cavity nesters. It was about this time when they started building their nest last year.

A tray holding a whisk broom and upside down dust pan created a suitable cavity for these birds last year. I watched carefully until the birds were away, then I removed the pan to get the above shot last March. Four of their five eggs hatched and all four fledged on April 13.

Happy birding!

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