Tuesday, March 5, 2013

House Wren

House Wren
 The house wren is a tiny little bird that is commonly found living around people in America. They have the largest range of any passerines in the Americas. They can be found from central Canada in the north all the way down to the southern tip of Argentina. Birds that breed in the northern part of their range migrate south into the southern US and Mexico for the winter while birds in Central and South America are not typically migratory.
House Wren
 The house wren is a cavity nester, building their nest in a tree cavity, woodpecker hole, or nesting box. The nest is a cup style made from sticks and lined with a thin layer of grasses and feathers. Although small, they weigh approximately the same as two quarters, they are fierce about defending their territory. They will go to great length to keep other birds, most of which are larger, from nesting in their territory. This includes burying  nests in sticks, destroying eggs or even attacking and killing young or adults.



20 comments:

HansHB said...

Lovely serie of photos.
Well done!

Ken Schneider said...

Down here in Florida they are rather common during the winter, but very reclusive. It is nice to see one out in the open light. Very nice shots and interesting narrative.

Marcia said...

Nice photos. I find wrens to be very curious and as a result they get into places they shouldn't. Had one that found a way into my screen porch but not out unless I opened the door. This kept up for several days until I was able to see where it was getting in. That hole got plugged pronto.

Andrea said...

You failed to mention their most outstanding feature ... these tiny little birds can belt out a song that will stop you in your tracks. We have wrens every year and I look forward to their antics and their wonderful songs. Great pictures EcoBirder ...

Andrea @ From the Sol

Roger Owen Green said...

bird looks HUNGRY!
ROG, ABC Wednesday team

Reader Wil said...

Hi! Two weeks ago I had a post about the Fairy Wren. Is your House Wren related to this Tasmanian little bird? Your photos are excellent! Thanks for sharing.
Wil, ABCW Team.

mick said...

Beautiful little bird and great detail in your photos.

Amanda said...

what a sweet bird!

acreativeharbor.com said...

Wonderful photography and info for H ^_^

Genie Robinson said...

What a sweet wee one. I loved reading about where it lives and hot its nests are created. You certainly captured a lot of detail in these shots. genie

Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...
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Faythe @ GrammyMouseTails said...

I love to listen to the wrens in the summer. I wish summer was here already! I have cardinals & others featured this week HERE thanks for sharing!

Rosy said...

I never seen a House Wren here in San Diego perhaps they are hiding out in our local mountains someplace and not in the city?

Very pretty looking this bird is.

Follow your link from ABC Wednesday where I just posted my link at.

Stewart M said...

Very nice bird. I saw the UK version in the hand - incredible detail in the feathers.

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Marie said...

He's a darling little bird I have always enjoyed. great shots!

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Captivating beauty, wee birds, that make a huge impact...wonderful image!

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