Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Not Big Enough?

While walking by this little wooden birdhouse in the garden the other day I couldn't help but notice that it was looking a bit tattered. Upon close inspection it actually looks like something has been gnawing away at it around the opening. The only birds that use this house that I have noticed are little house wrens, but maybe a much bigger bird is considering moving in!


Anonymous said...

Dear Sheila, I thought your bird box looked most appealing - very 'shabby chic', as we English say.

It will be fascinating to see if it will in fact be taken over by a larger bird. If so, then what happens to the wrens, I wonder?

Thank you so much for becoming a 'Follower'. It is very encouraging and greatly appreciated.

Sylvia (England) said...

I had another thought, not a nice one. We have woodpeckers that will do that to try to get at baby chicks. Metal 'holes' are screwed on to protect them. I hope this is not what happened here.

Best wishes Sylvia (England)

Stone Art said...

My guess is that your ether feeding the birds too much turning them into fattys or you got a couple of 'bad eggs' doing a bit of vandalism. Ever notice hoe some birds just look mischifus? ;)

Jan (Thanks For Today) said...

I don't know if you have squirrels, but I have a wooden birdhouse attached to the side of a tree. Wrens and tufted titmice used to use it...until squirrels started gnawing the wood. Over a period of a couple of years, it developed a huge opening-to the point where now a squirrel can go in through the front and just sit there.They have their own little house now! I attached covers to our other ones, but left the old one up--because the squirrels are a fact of my daily life. Might as well let them use it;-)

Catherine@AGardenerinProgress said...

It does look like someone is doing some remodeling there :)