Monday, April 18, 2016
Last summer Terry and I enclosed our back porch will a row of windows and a storm door. We often prop the storm door open so we don't have to actually go outside to let the dogs out. Also Junior likes to lay on a rug on the porch.
Corey bought a 50" TV during the Walmart Black Friday sale. He wanted to keep the box just in case there was a problem with it so I told him to put it on the back porch and we would dispose of it in the Spring.
Recently I have been seeing a wren on the porch. I thought it had flown into the porch and couldn't find it's way out. Frequently I heard a bird chirping when I let the dogs out.
Then Sunday morning, I still heard what sounded like a bird flapping around in the box so I decided to investigate. Looking inside, I way what appeared to be a bird nest nestled in one of the spaces in the Styrofoam filler. Though I didn't see a bird, I could hear that there was a bird in the box.
So with Terry's help, I took him into the fenced pond area where we tried to leave him in the nest, but he flew out. The mother bird was near by watching what we were doing. We suspected that there might have been other babies that had already flown out, but this guy had been caught below the box filling.
Even though we have peeked in a number of bird nests over the years, I have never seen a live baby bird this closely.