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A type of wren, or just LBJ?

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Been roosting outside an outbuilding here the last several nights alone. About the size of a sparrow, straight bill about an inch long, flattish head

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Carolina Wrens are known for roosting in the corners of buildings with their back feathers puffed out like this.  Remember to include location so we can rule out other species.

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Sorry for not mentioning my location. I am  in Mandeville, Louisiana.

Carolina Wren was one of the possibles to me, based on the the glimpse I felt I had of the bill and a white stripe on the head and matching to the picture here 

 

http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/677/overview/Carolina_Wren.aspx

 

The roosting behavior you identify from this pic is exactly what we have seen the last several nights. It surprises me such a small bird was roost solo.

 

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If that's the top end of a 2" x 4" that he's perched on, that's relatively spacious.  I've see them jam themselves in to smaller areas.  My parents have roll-up blinds for their patio, and of course they roll up unevenly.  CAWRs regularly tuck themselves into concavity at one end of the roll.  

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I have 2 perched on my porch top of pillars on tiny wood space. Last 2 nights I had one. Now I have 2 birds on each pillar. Super cute and more than welcome to eat my bugs! Love hearing them In the trees. Mandeville, LA April 2019. 

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