Las Pilitas Nursery

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3232 Las Pilitas Rd
Santa Margarita, CA 93453

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A little house wren building a home in one of our bird houses.

The House Wren, Troglodytes aedon

lives year round in much of California. House Wren is absent from most of the desert and elevations above 8000 ft.. In the rest of the United States it is a summer resident, preferring winter in Mexico.
House wrens spend their days looking for small insects on your plants. This Wren has a territory of about 2-4 acres. The birds can produce two broods in one season with an incubation of 13-15 days and leave the nest after 12-18 days. Weird to think that you get new birds in less than a month. Can you imagine how overpopulated the planet would be if you could produce humans that fast?
House Wren,
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A House Wren, Troglodytes aedon checking out the photographer.
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About every three minutes a bug is delivered to the nest.
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House cleaning