This, dear friends, is why conscientious folks attach predator guards to nest boxes. This nest box in my back forty has clearly been under assault, probably by a squirrel. There are gnaw marks on the steel predator guard ring, and some critter made a go of chewing an alternate route into the box. I imagine had the $1.59 ring not been installed whatever was in the box would have been toast pretty quickly. Let this be a lesson to all. Small purchases and a little extra effort can save lives!
This Wingscapes BirdCam enthusiast and keeper of a well-stocked "bird cafe" has been watching birds in Cary for over 18 years. I adopted the BirdCam in December 2007 and have been working with the product daily, recording over 35 species locally and gaining significant experience with the use of this amazing device. I'm not a "power birder." While I enjoy birdwatching in the field, I appreciate the simple delights of the birds found in my own backyard or in places just down the street. These are truly interesting places and I never tire of the little stories told every day in those places. The birds are central to this experience, but expect me to talk about the things that also are part of the birdwatching experience here at Cary BirdCam, from buying bird seed to crunching numbers in the logbook. Thanks for being a reader!