Yes, I'm the Crazy Bird Lady and I wear my title proudly.
Unbeknownst to me, another type of bird, a non-nectar eating species, had set it sights on my fuchsia. After a week trip to Maine, I discovered something odd in the middle of plant... it was a mess of ...well, stuff. Nesting stuff?
|Stuff in the middle...that the heck....|
But surely, I thought to myself, no bird would be bold enough to construct a nest right in the middle of a hanging plant. Seriously. So I scoffed the idea and started to pick the material out...only to confirm the crazy idea... viola! Eggs.
This little mystery bird had made a dome-like nest in my fuchsia.
After brief glimpses of tiny red-brownish dart shooting out of the nest (you can only see her beady eyes when she is sitting in the protective fuchsia cave), and some research, I finally came to the conclusion that she had to be Carolina Wren.
Of course I'm thrilled that my fuchsia has become such a bird hub! The multi-purpose mini-ecosystem!