Watching the birds this winter, I am reminded of an incident last Spring when cleaning off the front porch. I kept hearing a bird call/song quite distinctive. This happened for a while and the next time I went out, I heard it again. On this occasion though, as I was cleaning, a bird flew right by me and into the teapot house hanging above the steps. I got a fairly good look at it since it was hopping around on the porch ledge a while before.
I ran straight to my Audubon Field Guide and flipped through the Perching birds – there are lots of perching birds! I decided that with the eyebrow stripe and colorings it was a Carolina Wren. Flipping to the back for the description and …what a wild surprise! If I may quote Audubon, “Voice: Loud whistledtweedle-tweedle-tweedle or tea-kettle, tea-kettle, tea-kettle, sung all day long in all seasons.” You can’t make this stuff up! How cool is that?! Hopefully our resident Carolina Wren will return again this Spring.