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House Wren Pair

House Wren
Singing House Wren

The local house wren has been singing up a storm recently. I think it has something to do with the female teasing the male with her busyness in filling the multiple neighboring bluebird boxes with sticks!

House Wren Flying
Male Flying Away

House Wren
Male is following the Female

House Wren with a stick
Female is filling the Nest Box with sticks


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11 responses

  1. I like the bird house action! –

    12 June 2008 at 7:42 pm

  2. Pam

    What a great set of photos, Tom!

    12 June 2008 at 8:08 pm

  3. The only House Wren I’ve ever seen was the one we banded at Presque Isle and I think it was the day you were there. They are much smaller than I thought they’d be. They are darling little birds. Great shots of the wrens!

    12 June 2008 at 9:18 pm

  4. @ Shelley – Thanks
    @ Pam – Thanks
    @ Linda – they are such cute little birds and I bet you have heard them before!

    12 June 2008 at 9:20 pm

  5. Growing up, my grandmother read a series of books to my sisters and me that started with “The Bluebirds and their Neighbors” and continued on with “The Mallards and their Neighbors” etc. There was a “character” in the books called “Jenny Wren” who behaved just like your wrens–noisy, funny, sometimes annoying. Your story reminded me about those books. A happy memory =)

    13 June 2008 at 12:06 am

  6. A great series of photos, Tom.

    (The male may be singing a different tune after the eggs are laid and hatched.)

    13 June 2008 at 4:00 am

  7. Lisa at Greenbow

    Yep, there is a lot of this going on here too. I figure they are going to have a second brood.

    13 June 2008 at 7:27 am

  8. Great photos! House Wrens are indeed little cuties!

    13 June 2008 at 1:19 pm

  9. Marg

    Such cuties they are-love your action shots

    13 June 2008 at 8:27 pm

  10. @ Rondi – Never head of the book! Will have to check it out!
    @ Marvin – Thanks
    @ Lisa – probably this pair is doing that now also!
    @ Adam – thanks and little cuties are perfect way to describe them.
    @ Marg – thanks

    14 June 2008 at 9:32 am

  11. Love the capture on that second shot!

    14 June 2008 at 11:13 am

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