About us: We own the Wild Birds Unlimited nature shop in East Lansing, Michigan,
a store that provides a wide variety of supplies to help you enjoy the birdwatching hobby.

This blog was created to answer frequently asked questions & to share nature stories and photographs.
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Friday, June 30, 2017

Photo Share: Goldfinch raiding wren house

I wanted to share an interesting observation. I have a House Wren nesting in my Woolie this year but it has been battling a goldfinch stealing some soft stuffing for her own nest. Eventually the wren won or the goldfinch took home enough nesting material to leave the wren alone.

The male wren was fascinating to watch as he figured out how to get all those sticks in the nest! It has given me hours of entertainment.

And this squirrel also visited me. He perched on my deck with a black walnut that he found from who knows where because there aren't any in the neighborhood. He carefully nibbled and gnawed all the away around the nut until it cracked open. Then he juggled the two pieces until he could adroitly balance both halves and eat the nut. Nobody else was getting this nut. I love all the activity in the yard.

Photo and story by Sandra Hellman

If anyone else would like to share a photograph of nature send it to bloubird@gmail.com with a description and permission to post it on the Friday Photo.

Related Articles:
Cute Woolie Bird Houses!
http://bird-houses.html
Male vs female House Wrens http://male and female wrens.html
Do the same House Wrens nest in the same house every year? http://bit.ly/uDBbIb
Quick Fun Facts on Wrens http://bit.ly/v5XVoU
Hanging & Placement of Wren Bird Houses
http://bit.ly/rBLsGQ
House Wren vs. Carolina Wren
http://house-vs-carolina-wren.html

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