One of our local Carolina Wren's has decided to build a nest in our yard, but not in the birdhouse that we have out on the fence. Oh no, she has to build it in a plastic water bucket we have laying on the water barrel. I had been watching for a couple days now and noticed her gathering stuff to make a nest with and she would land on the fence. Then from there she headed out to the rain barrel. So I went out and took a look and sure enough, there in the water bucket she has started making a nest. I hope we can make this all work out for her.
What a place for a home. Big, dry, and nice size hole to fly in and out of.
A little closer look.
As close as I could get with the camera. Hey doesn't look like much but she calls it home.