small beautiful brown bird?

by Sylvia
(Palatka, Florida)

this tiny bird sleeps in a corner of my porch overhang in northeast florida, beautiful rich brown with white tipped feathers, and white stripes on the head. The feathers almost look like fur. What is it???

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Oct 26, 2016
Cute little brown bird NEW
by: Gary

I live in Pensacola. Started out with two, (2,) in the corner of out porch, down to one. Shows up at dark, gone in the morning. Insist on sleeping in the corner of our porch. Will not see for two or three days, bam, he will show up again!! We love it, just wish he would use house I built for him. Won't go near it.

Sep 18, 2016
lil wrens at my backdoor
by: michael desilvey

I noticed a pair thats been roosting under my back porch at night,ive really grown fond of these little birds,does anyone know if they nest nearby,i know they prefer to roost like this at night

Sep 18, 2016
Same here - mine are grow Carolina Wrens
by: Katie

Here lately, just before dark, a couple of times, I've heard the familar sound of the Carolina Wren's song (guessing it's the male singing) dcoming from my front porch (south of Atl. GA). Within a minute the second CW appears. I've had the unique blessed joy of observing the pair fly up (first the second one then the singer) into a coner of the porch eve. How wonderful to get to witness such a sight! By morning they're gone. Makes me smile to think about it.

Sep 16, 2016
Little Cutie
by: Barbara T

I have one of these darlings in my front porch I noticed it last night. I was wondering if it was abandoned. After reading this article, it looks like it is its normal behavior. Weird.

I live in Attleboro, Massachusetts.

Aug 22, 2016
Cute little Bird
by: Anonymous

I have one nesting in the corner of the eve on my porch...cute little in East Tennessee..

Oct 17, 2015
sweet little brown birds
by: Anonymous

We have two of the same birds they sleep in my birdfeeder. They come and sleep right before it gets dark and are gone in the morning. They are just adorable. We are in Tx.1
I must tell Jesus all of my trials,
I cannot bear these burdens alone;
In my distress He kindly will help me,
He ever loves and cares for His own.

Feb 01, 2015
Same little fluffy critter
by: Anonymous

I have one also in Fort Worth texas.

Dec 10, 2014
by: Kristi

So adorable! Mine is sleeping on an abandoned wasp nest on our porch. Has anyone had road construction where they had to cut down trees? We have that going on, thought the bird had had its little nest destroyed.

May 29, 2014
Me too!
by: Holly

I have the same kind of little bird on mine here in Lexington North Carolina. Glad to know what it is now and will have to get it a basket.

Jan 11, 2013
the brown fuzzy ball
by: Richard/Gallup, NM

The brown fuzzy balls roosting on the porch corners are Carolina wrens. They enjoy the micro-climate of additional house heat, light, and attracted bugs. If you watch them closely, they even have figured out that the larvae of the European paper wasp taste pretty good, and dig them out of the hanging wasp nests. You might want to google Carolina wrens and check out Pat Sutton's site on Carolina wrens, she even hangs roosting baskets on her porch for them, which the birds use, and they still like to use the corners when the basket is occupied!

Dec 25, 2012
PS to earlier note...
by: Frank

I forgot to mention, we are just North of Richmond VA.

Dec 25, 2012
small fury bird nesting under porch roof
by: Frank

We have exactly the same little bird nesting on on top of a post under our porch. Well, not exactly nesting... more like roosting overnight. Appears just after dark and usually gone early in the morning? Very cute little bird, white tiped soft brown feathers, dark brown tail feathers. Usually faces the corner so we can't see the face at all. If anyone knows what it is, we want to know if there's anything we can do to protect, feed, etc.

Dec 08, 2012
same in Pensacola
by: Greg

He/She has been nesting under our porch eve for several months now. we even put a bird house out for the cold weather but he wont go to it.

Dec 08, 2012
same in Pensacola
by: Greg

He/She has been nesting under our porch eve for several months now. we even put a bird house out for the cold weather but he wont go to it.

Nov 04, 2012
us too!!
by: Anonymous

We have a little guy too! What kind of bird is this?

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