[Tweeters] Bewick's nest

Brew brewshome at comcast.net
Fri Jun 7 12:05:28 PDT 2013

I'm in a large apartment complex and at least one pair of Bewick's Wrens
have a nest in a dryer vent in the building next to me. I have a suet
feeder and they use it a lot. My suet feeder has a "cage" around it and
the Starlings get through very easy. If anyone knows of a suet/Starling
solution please let me know.

Thank you.

Jim Brewster


brewshome at comcast.net

From: tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu
[mailto:tweeters-bounces at mailman1.u.washington.edu] On Behalf Of Linda
Sent: Friday, June 07, 2013 11:05 AM
To: tweeters at u.washington.edu
Subject: [Tweeters] Bewick's nest

Hi Tweeters,

I have a pair of Bewick's Wrens nesting on my back deck. I have been able to
observe them both from my kitchen window and while I am outside on the deck.

I first saw them bringing in nesting material on March 27th. Nest
construction continued through April

I witnessed the first food delivery on May 14th

On May 16th I watched two birds coming and going from the nest. I assumed
that this was hatch day or soon after and the mother no longer needed to
brood her chicks all the time.

On May 19th I heard my first chirping coming from the nestlings.

On June 6th the young continue to chirp after the food delivery is made and
the adults fly out of the nest.

I am surprised that the baby birds have not fledged yet. Although I'm
thankful because I'm hoping to witness the event.

Any nest experts in Tweeterdom that can tell me when to expect the young to
leave the nest?

Linda Phillips


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