Nest but what kind?

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House wren. Have them make several in our outbuilding each spring but they never follow through and actually set up house in them.
 

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House wren. Have them make several in our outbuilding each spring but they never follow through and actually set up house in them.
You mean they make a nest but never lay eggs in the nest they made, that's crazy. This nest has been made for several weeks but no eggs yet.
 

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I just read this. Wow I never knew a female needed several houses to choose from. o_O

House Wrens and Dummy Nests

There may be no busier bird during the nesting season than a male House Wren. Just a day or so after completing his spring migration from the tropics, the male House Wren claims a territory and checks out several potential nest cavities. And in each of these locations, he builds a starter nest using virtually anything twig-like to get the job done — from nails and bits of wire to paper clips and hairpins. The male House Wren stays at it until a female pairs with him. Then she picks one of the starter nests and takes over construction.
 

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I just read this. Wow I never knew a female needed several houses to choose from. o_O

House Wrens and Dummy Nests

There may be no busier bird during the nesting season than a male House Wren. Just a day or so after completing his spring migration from the tropics, the male House Wren claims a territory and checks out several potential nest cavities. And in each of these locations, he builds a starter nest using virtually anything twig-like to get the job done — from nails and bits of wire to paper clips and hairpins. The male House Wren stays at it until a female pairs with him. Then she picks one of the starter nests and takes over construction.
Never went house shopping with the little woman? :D
 
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