We’d love to identify the creature that did this!
Can you help us to discover what creature is responsible for snipping fresh ivy leaves and carrying them into this bird nesting box?
A robin used the bird box for its nest in the spring and I looked at it a few days ago with the intention of cleaning it out, but I noticed a few freshly snipped ivy leaves lying over the top of the nest.
They had all been collected with a remarkably consistent length of stem attached to each leaf.
When I took the photograph for the blog today, quite a few more leaves had been added, so I suspect the responsible creature is probably quite large – possibly a mouse. I noticed that in this particular nest box, no other leaves are involved – only ivy.
If you can help us to identify the creature involved, please let us know – preferably by leaving a comment below – or by using the contact form. Of course, we’ll gladly answer questions if it will clarify the matter for you.