Inside My Shed?
by Lisa Lier
(Kiln, Ms. USA)
Close Up Of Wren Nest
My husband is building a wonderful "Work Shed" that is 90% finished where I will have a studio work on whatever "Craft" I'm into at the time. The building isn't sealed yet at the area the roof and walls meet (soffit?) and that is how I think our "visitors" have gotten in.
We haven't been in the shed much lately, although we have already began putting supplies in the shed. There is one set of shelving where I have placed brightly colored 6X6X8 inch bins to store supplies in on a shelf about 4 1/2 feet from the floor.
You can imagine my surprise about a week ago when I noticed straw sticking out of one if them! I took a closer look and it is a completed nest with 3 or 4 tiny white/tan eggs in it.
I backed off immediately and left the building. I've gone back to look and until today the nest was empty and I thought the eggs were abandoned but waited until my husband could see them.
Today, he and I went for him to peek in and make a decision as to what to do about this nest. I looked first and there was a bird in the nest! I think it's a Wren... but I'm not certain. Could the eggs still be viable?
I'm afraid they aren't but why would a mamma bird come back and sit on a nest like that? I don't know but I'm waiting to see what happens!
I hope this has a happy ending, I'll watch and post pictures if there is something to post! Wouldn't it be an awesome thing to see... Wren's living in my shed!