[Mnbird] Carolina Wren, Hennepin

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Sat Feb 29 18:06:53 CST 2020

This afternoon I watched a Coopers Gawk devour a red bellied woodpecker outside my den window. 

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> On Feb 26, 2020, at 6:27 PM, Linda Whyte via Mnbird <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net> wrote:
> The York Park (Edina) Carolina Wren was still present this morning, in trees along  along the creek. Entering from 56th St., we heard its song north of the open area, and followed it to a downstream bend in the water. 
> Initially, it was singing vigorously from near the top of a huge spruce across the creek, but it was well hidden in the thick foliage. After several minutes it flew across the water in our direction, into a deciduous tree. The dry foliage on that tree provided perfect camouflage for the bird's coloring and markings. Had it not resumed singing, we might never have seen it. As it was, its gold-toned chest, facing the sun, finally gave away its perch, near the top and center of the tree.
> Being between cataract surgeries, and somewhat "one-eyed", I'm especially grateful for its helpful behavior....and for all who reported the bird.
> Linda Whyte
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