Return to the Wildlife Garden Forum | Post a Follow-Up

Nesting Wren Accidentally Watered!

Posted by bozmom 8 (My Page) on
Sun, May 5, 13 at 4:53

We were away on vacation and when we returned, I went on back porch to water my potted plant (Gardenia). As soon as I poured the water, a Carolina Wren flew out of the nest. There are no eggs in the nest, but I feel awful! It's been a week and she hasn't been back. Does anyone know what she will do? I had a Wren build a nest in the same potted plant last year and I enjoyed watching them very much! I have no cats and hope she will build a nest there again, but I'm very worried about where she will lay her eggs this year since I seem to have scared her off?

Follow-Up Postings:

RE: Nesting Wren Accidentally Watered!

: (

Maybe she will nest elsewhere and come back another time?

RE: Nesting Wren Accidentally Watered!

sorry- she most likely was scared off. I think they're very cautious birds to begin with so she may be too terrified to return. They're very vocal at this time of year; if she's still around you would've heard her by now. I would leave the nest just in case she or a house wren shows up....

 o Post a Follow-Up

Please Note: Only registered members are able to post messages to this forum.

    If you are a member, please log in.

    If you aren't yet a member, join now!

Return to the Wildlife Garden Forum

Information about Posting

  • You must be logged in to post a message. Once you are logged in, a posting window will appear at the bottom of the messages. If you are not a member, please register for an account.
  • Please review our Rules of Play before posting.
  • Posting is a two-step process. Once you have composed your message, you will be taken to the preview page. You will then have a chance to review your post, make changes and upload photos.
  • After posting your message, you may need to refresh the forum page in order to see it.
  • Before posting copyrighted material, please read about Copyright and Fair Use.
  • We have a strict no-advertising policy!
  • If you would like to practice posting or uploading photos, please visit our Test forum.
  • If you need assistance, please Contact Us and we will be happy to help.

Learn more about in-text links on this page here