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The House Wren: A feisty creature

August 5, 2011
By GARRY BRANDENBURG , Times-Republican

HOUSE WRENS are feisty critters, very territorial and dedicated to protecting their nest and the associated habitats where they eat insects and spiders, including beetles, caterpillars, earwigs, flies, leafhoppers and springtails. They can have two clutches of young each year. Eggs can number from three to ten and are colored off-white to pink-white or even grayish with speckled blotches of reddish-brown. Each egg is about one-half inch long. Incubation takes nine to 16 days.



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