As I’ve reported in an earlier post, my nesting season is going only OK this year. I’ve already seen my bluebirds and chickadees with their first bunch of little ones and I’ve only got one of my my two bluebird boxes with anything in it. And that something is house wrens.
I’m Not Complaining
Even though my usual suspects haven’t fledged their first batch from my boxes as usual, I’m still enjoying my backyard birding. I’ve gotten to watch young cardinals, chickadees, titmice and bluejays coming down to my patio platform feeder and it’s been very cool. Especially the young bluejays that are notorious for figuring out how to use every feeder in my yard including the upside-down suet feeder. Watching the parents showing their youngsters how to do stuff while still having to feed them looks exhausting.
The Carolina Wrens Have Returned
I was afraid that the house wrens had run off my carolina wrens because of how terratorial they are. I’m happy to report that I’ve started seeing them again. They must have left to set up a nest elsewhere and now they’re back for the grub. I know it sounds stupid but I was concerned that they had been run off because they’ve been a fixture in my backyard for the last six years. It wouldn’t have made me like the house wrens any more that’s for sure. So, for now, the house wrens are safe-LOL!
What About You?
Have you had any challenges or victories this nesting season? Leave me a comment and let’s talk about it and share it with others. Don’t be shy.