A few weeks ago, I hung up a birdhouse in our yard that I had found in our basement. I had no idea if anything would use it. Almost instantly, I began seeing activity around the birdhouse. There was some Black-capped Chickadees that checked it out. The other was a wren that I later discovered was a House Wren. Well, it looks like the House Wren has claimed it!
It has filled the box with sticks as you can see from the above picture.
The House Wren is known to be a very fierce little bird. They chase off much larger birds from nest boxes and sometimes drag out hatchlings or eggs too. This is it staring me down for getting too close to the box.
What a fun little bird and they have beautiful songs. Here is it singing away from above it's new nesting box. I'm looking forward to checking in on it's progress during the season. Happy Birding and enjoy your nesting backyard birds!