A pair of wrens has made a nest in our propane tank. Not the tank itself, really, but the top part where the valve and the gauge are. Unfortunately, my ornithological skills don’t extend to distinguishing Carolina wrens from Bewick’s wrens, but I’m pretty sure ours are one or the other.
When I first discovered them, I was delighted. I can watch the process unfolding from the kitchen window, and I’ll get to see the chicks, up close and personal!
Then it occurred to me that we’ll probably need to refill the tank before the drama plays out, and the nest probably wouldn’t survive a visit from the propane guy. I can’t decide whether it would be better to give them the heave-ho now, or wait and hope for the best. If we curtail our cooking and bathing, the gas might hold out.
To evict, or not to evict?