Saturday, April 12, 2008

Nest mess

I came home from work the other evening to find my back stoop covered in twigs and grass. Thinking some animal had dragged this stuff up then let the breeze redistribute it, was aggravating. So, I swept it off with my shoe and went in. Later, I came out again only to notice--like I was blind to it the first time--a nest attempt on top of the porch light.

I have enough wrens around the house they'll try to nest anywhere they can, including the porch. I got out the broom and cleaned it all up.

Next day, a Friday, I came home to find more trash on top of the light. They'd used long straw, monofilament like string, clippings, awkward sticks. I've cleaned out a few wrens' nests to know they can pack the material in very tightly. But on Saturday, I reckoned I was in and out enough to keep the discouraged and they've not been back.


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