I kept hearing a chirp chirp out front and when I looked out there was a wren! It wasnt the usual tiny one I see in the summer. He hopped up on a branch right up close in the front and then flew down lower below the front bay window and then he appeared right on the ledge of the window. Didn't stay long but I was able to realize he was a wren.
I looked in my bird book and it says the Carolina wren can be in this area too. I've seen them many times in N. Carolina. He did have that little white strip across by his eye! What a surprise to see him!