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Archive for June, 2009

House Wren House Cleaning

I was looking out my window yesterday and I saw something peculiar.  One of the house wrens was going in and out their nestbox.  That’s not strange given that I knew they had babies in there.  It wasn’t until I took a closer look that I found they were not taking food in to the […]


Bird Calls And Songs

How sharp are you identifying bird calls and songs in your backyard?  Do you find yourself calling out bird species while out in the woods?  Or do you have to spot them with your binoculars and fumble through a printed guidebook to find them? Don’t get me wrong.  Field guides have their place to give […]


My House Wrens Are Taking Their Time

It seems like more than a month that the house wrens have moved in and set up shop in my back bluebird box. I’ve had chickadees and bluebirds in this box previously and they never seemed to take so long to fledge their babies.


Julie Zickefoose Was Absolutely Correct

Just like Julie Zickfoose had told me, my house wrens are behaving themselves because I’ve allowed them to have one of my bluebird houses. From early in the morning until late at night, I hear both of them singing and calling to each other. It’s actually quite sweet.