One of my favorite birds to watch is the Carolina Wren (Thryothorus ludovicianus). These little spunky birds never seem to sit still. They will hop along and dart from one spot to another more often than they actually fly. They come across to me as a very curious birds, hanging out around the house, under the deck, peaking in flower pots and any other bucket or pail left outside.
Another reason I'm especially fond of this little bird is its song. Although Carolina wrens are small, they are very vocal, especially the male. The male can be heard whistling any time of the day and any time of the year. Click on the link below to hear the song.
If you have Carolina wrens around your house in the spring then their likely to have a nest nearby. I've noticed from my own experiences that their especially fond of hanging flower pots and will use whatever cubby hole is available to house its nest--holes in walls of houses, barns, under porches, holes in fence posts, or even nest boxes.
One neat thing I learned recently is that a Carolina wren pair bond may form between a male and a female at any time of the year and will stay together for life.
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