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Mealworm seedcake, for example, is designed to attract bluebirds, orioles, wrens, jays, chickadees and titmice.
Its hillsides and areas around the base are full of coastal sage scrub and prickly pear cacti, providing habitat for the California gnatcatcher and coastal cactus wren.
But this is nesting season and the little white birdhouse at the garden’s edge was also buzzing with activity as tiny house wrens shuttled delicious morsels such as earwigs, small worms and nondescript spiders to the hungry chicks inside.
Birds such as tanagers, thrush, orioles, grosbeaks, vireos, wrens, and buntings.
Another break in the rain an hour or so later produced our best bird of the day; a sedge wren off Rea Road.
Some species can be helped with nesting boxes — bluebirds, wrens and chickadees, for example.
From Buley Rockhole, take the two-mile Florence Creek Walk through the monsoon rainforest and spot a range of wildlife, from unique bird species such as kingfishers and fairy-wrens, to bandicoots (small terrestrial marsupials).
Of those, the most common are wrens, titmice, chickadees, bluebirds, house sparrows, nuthatches, fly catchers, tree swallows, woodpeckers, kestrels, wood ducks, barn owls and screech owls.
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Origin and Etymology of wren
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
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Definition of wren for English Language Learners
: a small bird with brown feathers and a short tail that points upward
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