Wren Nesting Indoors
(Collinsville, IL, USA)
Of room - Door on right, Plant with nest on left
This is a story of a wren nesting indoors in a hanging plant and how the author managed to move the nest outside.
In the spring and fall, when the weather is nice and the insects are not bad, we will let our patio door stay open. We have three dogs and it gives them the freedom to venture in and out of the house whenever they please.
I was in the kitchen one evening and a wren flew past and went right into one of our house plants.
We normally take our plants outside for the summer but had not done that yet. After a closer look inside the plant we found a nest with eggs.
We love the birds around our home. We have bird houses and feed them throughout the year, but having a nest actually inside the house is something quite new.
As mentioned before, we have three dogs. So before these little ones begin to leave the nest, we will have to move it. There is a deck right outside the door where the adults have been coming in.
Following the advice given to us through this wonderful website, we will begin slowly moving the plant closer to the door and eventually to the outside. We will let it stay on the deck until it is empty. We can block off 1/2 of the deck to keep the dogs away.
I have taken three pictures. One showing our interior - the patio door on the right and way over on the left of the shot is the plant where the nest is, on a stand. One showing just the plant, on it's stand. One which you can see the nest.
Slow and steady, keeping everything as straight of line as it currently is. If there is no problem with the first move, you can move it further the next, and so on.
Don't move until the the young can make noise. This will help the adults locate them.
Keep us all posted by commenting under your story. Good Luck.