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House Wren's Nest in Spring Wreath

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This is the fourth year the wrens have returned to nest in this wreath. Every year I have to put in new flowers to replace those damaged by the birds the previous year. I think they fly in wait for me to put the wreath out. This year, the wreath was out but a day before they began to build their nest.

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texasstar7

You know, I've had both and they love to eat them. I buy the wreaths ready-made, so I guess I'll have to be more selective when making the purchase in the future! Thanks, Cheryl.

VermontMeow

Oh, I am sooooo jealous. How I would love to have wrens nesting in my wreath. Texasstar, how about if you just leave the berries off and use flowers. I agree that the styrofoam is not good for them. You can get berries that are sort of rubber/plastic. I wonder if they would eat them? Toto, thanks for sharing with us.

texasstar7

For the last three years, some kind of bird (Mockingbird, maybe) has eaten the berries of the wreath, and so every year I've had to replace it. They're made of styrofoam, and I thought about spraying them with something but didn't want to hurt the birds. However, I don't think the styrofoam is good for them either! They also ate the ones on my Christmas garland that I hung outside. I may just have to give up and not decorate! Gets expensive! Thanks, Toto, nice wreath.

Toto

I believe the house wrens like the wreath because it is protected from the elements and predators (both feline and avian). The nest is fairly close to our porch chairs but it doesn't seem to bother them too much if we just sit. They only get upset if we start peering into the nest.

jcarroll

That is so neat, Toto!
We have Barn Swallows that love our front porch and return most years. I love that. We just avoid using the front door while they are nesting. They should be arriving soon.

gemstone

How wonderful...I would feel blessed with their return. :)))

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