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Jun 3, 2018 10:37 AM CST
Charlotte, NC
We have a plant we set outside for the summer and a Carolina Wren built a nest in it and had a baby. The baby has left the nest and is all out on its own.

Our question is, should we remover the nest from the plant now they are no longer in it?
Thank you
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Jun 3, 2018 10:43 AM CST
Name: Karen
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Yes, it's fine to remove the nest now that they're finished with it. Next year, if you don't want it there, you can discourage them from the beginning by removing it before they lay their eggs. Personally, I love letting them nest where I can keep an eye on them and take photos.
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Jun 3, 2018 2:11 PM CST
Name: Lin Vosbury
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Hi Grandpabob, Welcome!

I agree, if the baby Wren has fledged and there are no unhatched eggs, you can remove the nesting material and begin the regular watering routine of your plant.
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Jun 4, 2018 8:46 AM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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Hi & welcome! Wrens or other birds are welcome to next in my plants, but I've never let it stop me from watering. I would never pour water on the nest, but direct the watering can spout away from the nest & do what I need to do.
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Jun 5, 2018 9:04 AM CST
Charlotte, NC
Thank you all for your help. Here is the baby wren, in my Moses Cradel.
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Jun 5, 2018 1:52 PM CST
Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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So sweet!
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