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Carolina Wren Nesting/Incubation (1 Viewer)

Carolina13

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I have a Caroilna Wren nesting in a planter on my deck which can get busy with my kids playing outside as the weather warms up and they are out of school. They have laid one egg and I haven't seen them since its been around 36hrs. Should I be worried they abandoned their egg due to my kids playing outside nearby? If I moved planter to a nearby quiet location would they find it? Screenshot_20210514-221713_Gallery.jpg
 

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KC Foggin

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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

As to any nesting birds they are usually frightened off by any activity around the nest so It might me worth a try moving the planter to a more isolated area.
Please let us know if it works.
 

Carolina13

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Hi there and a warm welcome to you from those of us on staff here at BirdForum (y)
We're glad you found us and thanks for taking a moment to say hello. Please join in wherever you like ;)

As to any nesting birds they are usually frightened off by any activity around the nest so It might me worth a try moving the planter to a more isolated area.
Please let us know if it works.
I moved it to a quieter location, Unfortunately when I checked it this morning the nest was destroyed and no sign of the egg. I feel like a failure. 😔
 

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Hi Carolina and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm so sorry to hear that nest has failed. Lets hope for a better result for them the next time they try.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
 

Carolina13

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Hi Carolina and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm so sorry to hear that nest has failed. Lets hope for a better result for them the next time they try.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see w

Hi Carolina and a warm welcome from me too.

I'm so sorry to hear that nest has failed. Lets hope for a better result for them the next time they try.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I hope to hear about all the birds you see when out and about.
I believe the same bird is back, they built in another planter this time. I didn't move it, I figure she picked the spot she must be ok with it. She's brooding 4 eggs and doing great. She doesn't even seem to mind when we are outside so long as nobody touches the planter. I put a security camera on her to monitor her coming/going and reactions to noise/activity. She's quite resilient!
 
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