One Owner Loft Cottage, available now!

butterflymommy(Z9 N.E. FL)May 14, 2012

Q: Should I remove unhatched eggs from the Carolina Wren nest that was constructed in the drawer in my potting sink? Babies have fledged, mom & dad haven't been seen in several weeks, but today, they came back, seemingly to have a peek... I thought that "used" nests invited some species, apparently because the nest was adequate for previous use, but I think I am confusing that with birdhouses; the cowbird mama sure didn't mind... Anyway, since the rightful owners have reappeared, I do not know if I should remove the previous clutch or not. Will they use the nest again? (What if there are unhatched eggs remaining?)I have photos I can share...

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
lisa11310(z5 MI)

I don't have them here so I cant tell you if they will nest again. I would remove the old eggs. You will have lots of answers if you take this question over to the Bird Watching forum.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2012 at 9:38PM
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
30+ turkey vultures!
Hi all, I was driving home from picking my kids up...
Why aren't the birds going for the winter berries?
So, I have the native Viburnum trilobum and both native...
new garden
I just moved in to a house with lots of garden space...
Birds wasting the milo in my bird feeders
I am new to feeding and attracting wild birds to my...
Goldfinches and plants
Okay, after a few years of waiting impatiently, the...
People viewed this after searching for:
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™