Wrens winter here and southern migrations


January 11, 2023

The house wren is a scrappy little critter. During nesting season, it fills cavity nesting holes with sticks even if the current owner has a nest with young or egg present. Fights may break out with the owner and that bird may lose because of the wren’s persistence.

If a wren nests near you, you will know because of the continuous singing that starts at dawn and continues most of the day and even into the night. The songs are very repetitious.

Populations usually arrive in April but are uncommon in this area. They like semi open areas with brush and trees.

Most of our wrens have a habit...

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