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Grandpabob
Jun 3, 2018 10:37 AM CST
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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plantmanager
Jun 3, 2018 10:43 AM CST
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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plantladylin
Jun 3, 2018 2:11 PM CST
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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purpleinopp
Jun 4, 2018 8:46 AM CST
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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Grandpabob
Jun 5, 2018 9:04 AM CST
Thank you all for your help. Here is the baby wren, in my Moses Cradel.
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Name: Tiffany purpleinopp
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purpleinopp
Jun 5, 2018 1:52 PM CST
So sweet!
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Jun 5, 2018 3:12 PM CST
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