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Picture of the week – House Wren Nest with WEBL Feathers

HOWR of Bickleton. Zimmerman
Photo by Bet Zimmerman


House Wrens (HOWR) compete with bluebirds (and other birds) for nestboxes, and can be quite aggressively territorial. This HOWR nest in Bickleton WA was decorated with feathers of a male Western Bluebird (WEBL).

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