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Lets go through the keyhole and ask "Who lives in a house like this?"

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While out caching the other day I came across this nest, it's in a tree about 5 feet off the ground, the ball of grass is about 4 inches in diameter and the entrance whole which you can see is about 1 inch across.

 

Anyone know what would be sitting inside it?

 

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Looks like a chiff chaff nest to me. Not enough moss in there to be a wren.

Mmmm, wondered about the lack of moss. Didn't realise Chiff-Chaff's nested in this way - something else learnt through caching!

 

H

 

Oh, I think Harvest Mice nest closer to the ground, usually amongst stalks..........

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Not sure what lives there but there is presently a fieldmouse living behind our kitchen cupboards and occasionally in the workings of our sofabed. :)

 

We have upwardly mobile rodents in this suburb of London. :ph34r:

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Thanks for the replies guys, I'll go with "one of the above" but as I'm not likely to be back down that way in the forseeable future I won't be able to camp out and watch the comings and goings to be %100.

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It does look like a wren, but be advised... the male wren builds the nest and in fact builds several. The female will select one to lay in. It may be a nest that is not used but the male will continue to court other females..... in fact at the end of the nesting he can become quite several knackered providing for his many spouses and offspring!

 

Chiff chaffs and willow warblers build much nearer the ground.

 

Chris

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