As I've reported in an earlier post, my nesting season is going only OK this year. I've already seen my bluebirds and chickadees with their first bunch of little ones and I've only got one of my my two bluebird boxes with anything in it. And that something is house wrens. … [Read more...] about How Is Your Nesting Season Going?
Archives for May 2009
I Needed Some Expert Birding Advice The house wrens in my back nestbox are filling that thing until it's spilling out the front. I emailed Julie Zickefoose, writer, artist and birding expert to ask what I should do about them. … [Read more...] about What To Do With My House Wrens
Nobody Takes The Nestbox Earlier this week, I was looking out my office window at my backyard when I saw something suspicious. A mottled gray looking bird perched atop my closest bluebird box. Once mom showed up, it didn't take me long to figure out that my resident bluebird pair had decided to nest elsewhere. It was funny to see the little one sitting on top of the box … [Read more...] about Bluebirds vs Chickadees – It’s A Draw
It Started With A Song I noticed this morning that there was a new but vaguely familiar bird singing in my backyard. I get passers-by all the time so I didn't take any notice of it at first. Later, I noticed the bird was still singing repeatedly and loudly. He had been at it for over an hour when I decided to take a closer look and see if I could figure out what all the … [Read more...] about Tell Me Your House Wren Stories