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Post by bpaquet on Fri Aug 10, 2012 10:59 pm

I thought I heard wren babies today, but the nest is definitely empty. Maybe they're hanging out in the tree outside. I guess if they're big enough to fly, the nest is too small for them all. They must be building their own nests.
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Post by fiffur on Sat Aug 11, 2012 12:07 pm

At the very least they must be learning how to build them from mom and dad wren. The nest may be empty, but don't the trees sound nice and full......
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Post by bpaquet on Sat Aug 25, 2012 8:31 pm

I found a stunned wren in the back yard. I couldn't tell if it had a run in with a cat or if it had some other kind of mishap. It was missing some feathers from behind its head, but otherwise seemed ok. I put it in a shoe box and put that on top of the place where the wren nest bag is. When I went out later, the bird was gone. I am telling myself it flew away. I don't see how something could have got to it where I had the box. It is a pretty isolated place.
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Post by Sue Short on Sun Aug 26, 2012 1:02 pm



I'm sure he/she is fine. Like you said he was stunned and you did put him
where he would be safe to recover.
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Post by Suzzzz on Sun Aug 26, 2012 7:37 pm

I agree. If the bird is gone, the box shows no signs of carnage, and there's no dead bird in sight, he must have collected himself and flown away. You gave him the opportunity to recover in a safe place. Well done, Wren Mom! Cool
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Post by ARNIgal on Mon Aug 27, 2012 12:15 pm

When he woke up, he probably wondered how he got there Question Wink
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Post by fiffur on Tue Aug 28, 2012 12:21 pm

Sounds like you did the right thing Becky. Bet that bird was wondering "how did I get here?"
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Post by bpaquet on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:10 pm

The bird must have been really startled. The box was on the floor. I didn't see any signs of a struggle or feathers anywhere, so I think he stood on the edge of the box when he took off. I was hoping he'd moving into the now-abandoned nest. But, that was not to be. I guess mom wren will be back next year for another family.
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Post by Sue Short on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:12 pm



My next door neighbors had to take down this huge sparrow nest. They were having to replace not
only the roof but all the gutters thanks to the hail storm last June.
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Post by Suzzzz on Tue Aug 28, 2012 8:56 pm

No offense, O Protector of the Wrens, but once that poor bird got his wits about him, he probably wanted nothing more than to leave the area and never come back! Mama Wren won't have that problem. She knows a nice location when she sees one. Wink
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Post by fiffur on Wed Aug 29, 2012 11:47 am

And Mama Wren will remember very well where it was located too. She might return to that nest though when it gets cold, to stay warm. (do they do that?)
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Post by Suzzzz on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:34 pm

Interesting question. What DO wrens do in the winter? You'd think, if they planned to return to the nesting nest, they'd keep it up. Do they build winter nests? For all I know, wrens migrate. scratch
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Post by bpaquet on Wed Aug 29, 2012 8:55 pm

I think they do migrate. I don't see them around in the winter. They show up early in the year though. I start noticing them around March.
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Post by fiffur on Thu Aug 30, 2012 11:51 am

Interesting thing to look up on the web........here's what I found online...........
House Wrens migrate to the southern United States and Mexico for the winter. Males return to the same breeding territory year after year.
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