House Wren

This little friend showed  up on my brothers back patio last summer, in Lewisburg, OH, for the Oldham Family Reunion. Well, actually, we showed up, she was already there. She had built her nest, laid her eggs and was feeding her hatchlings.  I did not disturb the chicks as it would require I remove the lid and I did not want to scare them. This House Wren flitted around the patio and back yard so fast I could not focus unless she landed. These are are a few of the times she stopped and posed long enough for me to snap a shot. Hope you enjoy!

House Wren

The House Wren is a plain brown bird with an effervescent voice, the House Wren is a common backyard bird over nearly the entire Western Hemisphere. Listen for its rush-and-jumble song in summer and you’ll find this species zipping through shrubs and low tree branches, snatching at insects. House Wrens will gladly use nest-boxes, or you may find their twig-filled nests in old cans, boots, or boxes lying around in your garage.


  • Bubbly and energetic, just like their songs. Look for House Wrens hopping quickly through tangles and low branches and, in spring and summer, frequently pausing to deliver cheerful trilling songs.
  • In summer, House Wrens are at home in open forests, forest edges, and areas with scattered grass and trees. Backyards, farmyards, and city parks are perfect for them. In winter they become more secretive, preferring brushy tangles, thickets, and hedgerows.

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