Hi, hope someone can comment on this:
We've had Carolina wrens around our house on upper Spruce St. in Burlington
for probably the past 4 years or so. I know cause they're so DARNED LOUD!
(gotta love it.) A few days ago I heard a bird I didn't recognize; looked
out the back door and it was the Carolina wren (male I presume) jumping
around near the base of a bush, flicking his tail and making this loud
"trilled whistle". I also observed him coming out of a hole in the debris
at the base of the bush. He kept at it for maybe 5 minutes, then flew
away. I did not see a female. Today, however, I saw him in that same area
with a female! They flew and perched together for a minute, then left. I
didn't see any mating. I have read that these wrens sometimes build several
false nests before settling on the "real one". I couldn't easily find any
information on this behavior and/or call and just wondered if others have
observed this. Hope we have some babies here this spring!