Wren? Finch? Thoughts? (Massachusetts)

by Sara
(Whitman, MA)

A pair of small, adorable, chatty birds started building a nest in a birdhouse the day after we placed it. They spent an entire day working on it & 3 days later, continue to fly in with twigs!! (theyve gotta be tired)! They're approx 3-4" incl tail. One is brown but looks auburn when it flies; the other is a mousy-brown/gray. The underside is white. Thin, pointy beaks, thin tail. They are chatting to each other...1 sounds like its giving orders and the other is making beautiful trill-like music. Never seen them before and I've only seen (2) yellow finches in our yard once even with finch feeders. Thoughts?

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May 30, 2015
Mystery solved!
by: Sara

You were right! While I was playing the video, 'my' little birds were chirping along with it! My windows are open and their house is right outside the window. Thank you so much! Now, off to buy some treats to attract finches!!! Great information - I appreciate it!

May 29, 2015
would help if I posted the link.... LOL
by: Anonymous

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W8wjCGQhhRI

House wren...

May 29, 2015
House Wren?
by: Anonymous

Is it the bird in this video, and is this the song you are hearing? Just a guess. If not try to take a picture and post it here...
Also, i've found finches seem to like sunflower oiler seeds in my area more than the niger seed.... I am on Long Island, NY.

Good luck!

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