The wrens have returned, and they love the bird house gourds we’ve put up for them. We surrounded our outdoor seating area with gourds in order to get Nature’s surround-sound. Each gourd has a 2 inch or so sized bird hole angled toward the top, and the gourd secured to a limb or trunk.
From what we have been able to determine, the male stakes out the homestead and pretties it up to attract a mate. In fact, he may even prepare multiple homes from which she can choose.
All our gourds are now on the avian real estate market with multiple visitors; some properties have already closed.
This cute little bungalow gourd attached to a pine right off our deck has a very determined home owner. He has been inside doing renovations for a week. I guess he doesn’t like the picture window or the kitchen cabinets! Listen and watch to see his DIY work in action.
For more information, see this: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/pacific-wren