I've had a pair of Carolina Wrens at my feeder up until just a few weeks
ago. Unfortunately, I haven't seen either of them since that last cold
On a happier note - I was walking up to the tower in Hubbard Park,
Montpelier with my sons on Sunday, when I spied a couple of Golden-crowned
Kinglets in a hemlock. However, my eyes were quickly drawn to a huge bird
flying up above the trees, but in the same field of view. To my great
surprise it was an adult Bald Eagle flying over! If we had been on top of
the tower at the time, it would have flown right over our heads. Pretty
nifty to see one of Vermont's smallest birds in the same field of view as
one of Vermont's largest!
----- Original Message -----
From: "William Barnard" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2003 11:58 AM
Subject: Carolina Wren survives Jan.
> Earlier this winter, I spotted a Carolina Wren in the yard here in
> Northfield. It was my 112 yard bird. Saw it a few times over a week
> period. Had not seen it since mid December. Wondered if it moved
> south in search of food during the snow and cold of Jan. but it popped
> up onto the feeder on Friday.
> This is another species that is expanding its range to the north. I
> have heard several people speaking about the Carolina Wren
> overwintering. Alot more reports this winter than previous I think.
> William H. Barnard
> Biology Department
> Norwich University
> Northfield, VT 05663
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> Phone (0ffice) 802-485-2342
> Fax; 802-485-2333