As was the case in Albuquerque, you can’t swing a cat here without hitting a bird. That’s one of the many things we love about this place.


This rooster house was kitchen decor in Albuquerque. I couldn’t find a place for it here, so I stuck it up on the wall just outside our kitchen door. I never thought anyone would actually want to live in it.


Looks like I was wrong. This little house wren has definitely claimed it as her own.



  • House Wrens are fiercely territorial, they have been known to destroy bluebird and other cavity nester’s eggs by piercing them, and then often removing the eggs from the nest.
  • There have been occasional reports of House Wrens killing young nestlings (4-5 days old) or throwing them out of the nest.
  • House Wrens live up to 7 years in the wild.
  • A group of wrens has many collective nouns, including a “chime”, “flight”, “flock”, and “herd” of wrens.