The Lovelorn House Wren Posted on 17 Jun 19:04 , 0 comments

Back and May, a pair of house wrens were in a war with a pair of tree swallows for use of our nest box. They were both adding material to it as if ownership was not in dispute. In the end, to our dismay, both pairs of birds abandoned it. Now, a single house wren sits on the wire by the nest box and sings and sings and sings. Giving this bird human characteristics, I think he (I’m guessing it’s a he), is singing a hopeful song waiting for a lady wren to take up residence with him in the very available nest box. I hear another wren answering his calls, but on and on he goes, waiting by his home for someone to share it with. Nesting seasons, moving on, wrens! Make it happen!