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Friday, September 29, 2017

When wrens stop nesting

We have what looks like house wrens fighting over birdhouses this time of year...they go from one to another constantly ...are they looking to set again or looking for roosting spots during cold weather?...it's interesting watching this take place but wondering why?

Most House Wrens in North America migrate to the southern U.S. and Mexico for winter. You didn't say where you live, but here in mid-Michigan, House Wrens are gone usually by October. But down south the nesting may last a little later and birds may nest as long as there are still a lot of food sources available.

They also may be late-settling individuals, birds that have been “floating” for several weeks looking for an opening, or birds entering the area after nesting attempts elsewhere failed.

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