Busy male Wrens. Look what came very near me to feed on uncovered insects today, as I cleaned out the old pond. Male Wrens start their beautiful, loud singing in early spring, establishing their territories and maintaining them aggressively if another male approaches. Males in the South are also incredibly active, building 5 or 6
nests for females to inspect. Females usually choose the best camouflaged (most ‘cryptic’), which they proceed to line before laying their eggs. In the South, a male Wren may mate with more than one female. In the North, where food resources are less plentiful and the season shorter, they build fewer and are more attentive to the female which chooses one! Conditions: Sunny spells and a little sleet. Temperature: Max 5- Min -1c.