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It's a wren.  The fine barring on the tail has me thinking Winter Wren but the white spots don't look right at all to me.  It almost looks like the bird flew through a paint sprayer.  Let's leave the exact species to someone else.

Wrens are notorious for nesting in odd places.  I've had Carolina Wrens in door wreaths myself, along with in potted plants, and atop a several pieces of lumber leaning into a corner of the garage.  Indeed, open garages seem to be favorites.  They'll sleep anywhere too; we get lots of photos here showing them tucked into sheltered corners above porches.

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Looks good for a Carolina Wren.  I don't recall any other wren having those white spots when their back feathers are raised.

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1 hour ago, The Bird Nuts said:

I don't recall any other wren having those white spots when their back feathers are raised

Thanks.  I have a yard full of them but I've never seen the feathers positioned like this.

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48 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Thanks.  I have a yard full of them but I've never seen the feathers positioned like this.

Sometimes they'll raise their back feathers and show those spots when they're singing, too.

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2 hours ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Thanks.  I have a yard full of them but I've never seen the feathers positioned like this.

They are usually shown when they are roosting.

 

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1 hour ago, Melierax said:

Is it just me or are there two wrens sitting there?

That is a lot of tail for one wren.

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15 hours ago, Kevin said:

That is a lot of tail for one wren.

And it seems to have two heads 😄

Do pairs spend the night together like this as courtship?

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Hey, you’re from MO, too? Cool, so am I!! 
I think there probably are two wrens there, and any consensus made I will likely agree with.

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