Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus)
One of our most familiar birds, Carolina Wrens are found around any house, often nesting in unusual places, such as sheds or even partially used empty bags of potting soil.
Chapel Hill, NC 12/11/05.
This young Carolina Wren was roosting in a corner under my deck.
Durham, NC 7/31/05.
The next year, a pair of young Carolina Wrens roosted in almost exactly the same spot! At first they spread out...
Durham, NC 10/19/06.
then decided to huddle together.
Durham, NC 10/31/06.
And they stayed there night after night...
Durham, NC 11/16/06.
What a cute pair!
Durham, NC 11/17/06.
For a third year they're back again -- I see them just about every night!
Durham, NC 6/7/07.
Still there 3 months later.
Durham, NC 9/7/07.
And into the fall.
Durham, NC 10/24/07.
Still there the next year...
Durham, NC 8/6/08.
when a third one joined in the roost!
Durham, NC 8/20/08.
This one is having a snack from a commercial "suet" cake.
Chapel Hill, NC 2/19/06.