We're watching a male downy woodpecker moving among our feeders--sunflower
seeds to suet to peanuts--but were surprised to see him spend a considerable
time drinking from the hummingbird feeder.
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There are 2 Carolina Wrens attempting to build nests in hanging baskets on my
porch. Is that normal behavior? Should I discourage them? I'm not sure how I'll
be able to water the plants without damaging the nests. What will happen to
them over the winter?
yes very common for Carolina Wren. They are very gregarious and tolerant of
people. I've had them do that almost every year in my hanging basket right next
to my front door, and have babies fledge successfully. I was always very
careful to not water so much that the bottom of the nest
Hi Meena and others,
Re your mention of few birds in Japan:
In 1995 I went to Japan on a US Cooperative Extension Agriculture Study tour
for 3 weeks, as the rep from Cornell U. Five people from other Ag. Universities
in disparate parts of the US were with me.
We were driven all over Honshu
I leave my front door evergreen Xmas wreaths up for many months after Dec.,
because I like the smell they emit, even after they start to brown. Plus, I am
often too busy to find a summer replacement.
One year a Carolina Wren brought in moss and other materials and made a lovely
nest behind the
I am pretty sure you are not supposed to disturb or disrupt any nesting of
native birds either, so please just sit back and enjoy. They already know
you water the plants and have not been deterred so just water gently.
On Mon, Jun 23, 2014 at 12:59 PM, Donna Scott d...@cornell.edu wrote:
They really went to town today. The hollowed out parts of both baskets are
stuffed with moss and all kinds of other material.
One basket is accessible by chipmunks, which I know is disastrous for the
wrens. It's hanging on a shepherd's hook attached to the porch railing. I can
remove the hook
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I would say if you're going to move it, do it now without delay, ideally when
they're not around!
Marie (currently in CA)
Marie Read Wildlife Photography
452 Ringwood Road
Freeville NY 13068 USA
Author of Sierra Wings:
I moved it this afternoon. Also redirected some vines that could serve as
launch points for the chipmunks. That kind of sucks because the vines also
serve as shelter and perches. I think they'll be fine. I'll send photos as
things progress. This is very exciting.
On June 23, 2014, at 5:46PM,
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