While running one of my training routes through Jacksonville in May, 1981, my attention was drawn to a musical babbling which immediately struck me as “different” from the familiar background of bird song in the Jacksonville area. A quick investigation confirmed my suspicion that it was a House Wren, Troglodytes aedon, which I found perched atop a bluebird house loudly and energetically proclaiming his occupancy and claim on the territory.
This discovery initiated a methodical census of Jacksonville which turned up two more singing males on territory, all in the southwest, or mill section, of town.
Author: C. W. Summerour
Volume Number: 30 Year Published: 1983
Issue Number: 1-2
Page Number: 12
Link to article: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1983/Vol 30 No 1, 2_1983_p12-13.pdf
Link to the full issue of BirdLife: http://birdlife.aosbirds.org/1983/Vol 30 No 1, 2_1983.pdf