Last year I put up some Spring floral wreaths on our front door the day after Valentine's day. I thought it might be a little early for Spring wreaths on the front door, however the Wrens were thrilled and immediately started building their nest. This year it seems so early to put up the Spring wreaths seeing as it is just the beginning of February. Since the weather has been so wacky with temps in the mid 70's, I decided to put the wreaths out. Sure enough the Wrens started construction right away. I knew they were looking for places to nest since my husband found them flying around the garage and checking out the Christmas wreaths. I guess I would rather have them nest on the front door then in the garage.
Here is a look at the nest they constructed last year:
They love to use the peat moss I have in my orchid pots. They did such an excellent job building this nest that another family of Wrens moved in right after the first fledglings took flight. The construction site can be a bit messy, and we will not be able to come and go through the front door for a while, but it will be well worth it when the baby wrens are born.