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Douglas Wipf

Rutland, MA, USA

Description

Black-capped Chickadees evicted by House Wrens. Wrens constructing a nest on top of the mossy chickadee nest.

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Nests in boxes

House Wren Takeover

House Wren Takeover of Black-capped Chickadee Nest

Recent Comments (4)

  • Robyn Bailey says:

    I had a chickadee nest that was recently taken over by a pair of Tree Swallows. I feel bad for the chickadees, but that’s nature.

  • Andrew says:

    I had a House Wren do the same thing to my Titmouse nest two years in a row!

  • Douglas Wipf says:

    This nest now has 6 House Wren eggs. At least they are using the nest box!

  • Micah says:

    My brother had a house wren take over his Mountain chickadee nest, Then the same pare moved to my bird house, I have some photos of them. But I did not say this.

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