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Do house wrens reuse their nests?

Asked by Bryan Channell on September 16, 2021

Categories: Hobbies and interests Birdwatching


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Most birds don't reuse their old nests, no matter how clean they are. They typically build a new nest in a new location for each clutch. However, for nest boxes or birdhouses, NestWatch suggests cleaning out the box at the end of theseason.

What does a wren sound like? Calls. House Wrens make a variety of harsh sounds: churrs, chatters, rattles, and scolds, often in response to large animals that might be predators. For this reason, they can often be coaxed into view with squeaks or pishing sounds.

What do house wrens feed their babies? House wrens feed primarily on small, terrestrial insects. The independent young and adults consume mostly spiders, beetles, and bugs while the babies still in the nest (called nestlings) are fed mostly grasshoppers, crickets, and_caterpillars.

Why do wrens sing? House Wrens sing with high intensity in periodic bouts prior to pairing and often did the same later in the breeding cycle to attract more partners. Their song is described as rapid trills of frequency-modulated notes with an average of ten syllables per bout and around four different types of syllables.