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House Wrens

Suddenly my yard has been taken over by house wrens. No matter were I walk I encounter one of these small birds flying out of the bushes or scolding me from the lower branches of trees.

Are they a good addition to my yard? I've read they can be aggressive and puncture other birds eggs. I don't have any bird houses but usually have robin, cardinal and catbirds nests tucked among vines in arbors.

Greener Thumb
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Location: US

I've heard they will do this on occasion but only to eggs in next boxes that are in close proximity to theirs. I don't believe I've ever read or been told this behavior is a cause for concern other than to place wren next boxes 100' away from next boxes provided for other species. Would love to know what you learn about this.

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