Friday, July 09, 2010

New Tenants

We have some new tenants at our house. A couple of small birds - wrens? - built a nest in a corner of our garage, and a few days ago, two little eggs appeared. Momma and children are apparently doing fine, thank you very much.

Actually, this is the second nest they've built. A couple of weeks ago, when I cleaned out our garage, I found and dumped a nest, thinking it was an old one. The next day, two very pissed-off little birds were seen flapping around our garage. Ooops. They started building another nest next to the TV that Janis watches when she's on the treadmill, but that didn't last long since J cranks up the volume so she can hear it over the treadmill. They settled, instead, in another corner.

We think it's funny that wild birds would want to build inside the garage. For one thing, we close the garage door at night and when we're not home, so momma and poppa bird are locked away from the kids for many hours at a time. First thing in the morning, though, minutes after the garage door is opened, they're back.

We check in on them every day and have provided them with a water bowl, but try to leave them alone. It'll be interesting to see what happens.

These aren't our only tenants, by the way. We have another nest under the top of our propane tank!


  1. We have some birds that made a nest in the lamp-box in our backyard, they had eggs, then the eggs hatched, and now the babies are teenagers and will probably leave the coup soon :) Its been fun watching them though, they grow up so fast compared to humans!

  2. Hmmm..... I guess you'll have to rig a little bird door (?!)for when the babies are born.