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Monday, April 24, 2006

Another houseguest!

Well, at least this one just lives in the garage. I’m not sure how she(?) deals with the garage opening and closing all the time, unless there’s a hidden exit I’m not aware of. Then again, I think I know how all the bird seed got spilled out now. Sheesh. The only thing that seems to bother her is when I move the grill, which usually lives in front of the shelves here (which is how the nest managed to go undetected in the first place). Click on the picture to get a slightly larger version; look for beady little eyes under the white “eyebrows” in the center.

I'm not sure what kind of bird that is; it might be what my father-in-law calls a “jenny wren.”

I would have just chucked the nest outside, and let the interlopers build somewhere else, but I was a little late in discovering the addition. Okee-fine... maybe she’ll keep the bug population in the garage under control. If she keeps the garage spider-free, I’ll invite her in for next year.

When/if the egg hatches, I’ll post more pictures.

If you count comments, this is the 300th post on Tales from FAR Manor!


  1. Wow FF! That nest is almost artistic in it's total disarray. I love your garden pics too. My gardens are currently in full color bloom, but their days are numbered as the heat index rises. Thanks for sharing! : )

  2. The nest gets better: I'm pretty sure the inside is lined with plastic. You might be able to see it in the second picture (with the egg).

    Here's a link to a house (jenny) wren... I’m pretty sure that’s what it is. The eyebrows on our jenny are more pronounced than the one in the picture, but it might just be the angle.

    I think the previous owners had set up different plants to bloom at different times of the year. Our butterfly bushes haven't started yet; they'll probably be attracting all sorts of bugs (aka Wren Chow) when they bloom out.

  3. looks like someone needs to work on the garage. Rememeber that it's just one animal away from being a rats nest.


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