We have a number of nesting boxes around our property. Each box is different to attract different cavity nesters. Each spring is exciting to see who will attempt to nest and hold on to the site as these are usually coveted by a number of species. This year we have House Wren who has claimed two boxes in an attempt to attract a female. He defends the territory by singing as courtship involves the males singing, showing the female potential nest sites.
Very active and inquisitive, usually bouncing about with its short tail held up in the air, pausing to sing a rich bubbling song. He has added a lively spark to gardens chasing off other birds contemplating using the nest. So far I have not seen the female pick a box but the male returns each day singing his song alerting everyone that he just moved in.
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