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We have four BB houses occupied with BB in various stages of nesting. There is a fifth box in close range to one of the boxes with Wrens trying to move in.
We have been removing the nest. Question: Are we better of leaving the Wrens alone and let them nest, so they won't bother the BB and also will the Wrens claim that box next year?
Thanks you for your response, Norm Stalbaum

Hi Norm. My defenses against House Wrens are two: I monitor often and keep removing sticks and usually they go somewhere elsa, and I make sure that my boxes are well out in the open away from brush and low shrubs. Please send your mailing address to me at and I will send you my free Bluebird book. Good luck. Bluebird Bob Walshaw.


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Bluebird Bob Walshaw


I can answer almost any question on Eastern Bluebirds and small cavity nesters such as Chickadees, Titmice, Wrens, etc. Also general questions on other songbirds. No pet bird questions please. Send mailing address to me at for a free 20 page Bluebird book.


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