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Pair of Carolina wrens sleep in a corner on our porch usually together,  however sometimes they come together, then one leaves for the night. Next night they may both stay or neither will fly in.,  Why the erratic behavior?  Particularly in cold weather here in Summerville, SC.

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Welcome!

Nesting in corners is pretty common behavior for Carolina Wrens.  They likely are sleeping on other porches, niches, nooks, etc.  They may not be a pair, just two birds who happen to arrive at the same place occasionally.

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Never thought of that Charlie.  Thank you.  They have been here since the day before Thanksgiving, leaving for a couple of days after we put up our Christmas lights but then both came back.  It is only lately that they have been separating for awhile then back together.  Of course, the weather has taken a nasty turn as you are aware.  The corner they are in only has a couple of inches of "shelf" so would be hard for us to provide any warmth there for them.

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I have a pair as well but have no idea where they're sleeping.  Our house doesn't really have a perching or hunkering down spaces for them, unfortunately.  I've put out roosting pockets (roosting box will be ordered eventually), but their locations... I've no idea if they're roosting in them or if they're roosting together or not.  The only reason I'm guessing my C Wrens are a pair is how I hear them singing to each other outside.

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