DAVE & REBECCA'S BIG ADVENTURE travel blog

Front of coach at the engine compartment ...

Zoomed in to the left side where the nest had been built.

Dave, reaches in with phone to take picture of mouth of nest!

After we attached the bucket, we placed the nest into it, very...

A couple hours later, Mrs. Wren finds her babies. See her big...


While we were sitting in The kids yard we noticed one day, the many trips a Carolina Wren was making to and from the trees nearby and our coach! When we checked it out, sure enough they were building a nest and nearly done. The nest was in a corner of the engine compartment. Oh, we didn’t want that as we didn’t have enough time for them to nest, egg, hatch and fledge before we departed! By this time, we noticed 5 eggs had been layed. Oh, no! Now what to do?

Having faced this conundrum once before, we found a likely good spot whereby to transfer the nest. Then Dave noticed a picture in one of our birding magazine that had a nest in a small bucket attached to a tree. Brilliant! We had just such a small bucket and attached it to a tree in a shaded area. So, with much gentleness, we carefully lifted the nest from its perch in the engine compartment and moved it to the bucket attached to the tree. Carefully, ever so carefully so as to not disturb the nest and eggs much. The twigs and leaves that did fall we carefully placed them in a trail leading to the new location so Mrs. Wren would hopefully follow them! After a couple hours we checked back and it worked! ! There sat Mrs.Wren on the nest in the new location! YEA! ! Enjoy the photos of this quest...

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