Date: 2/10/19 9:27 am From: EA <eaubrey...> Subject: RE: [ia-bird] Carolina Wrens
I haven't seen mine since January 21, before the vortex but around the time of all the snow.
From: 'Chris Edwards' via IA-BIRD <ia-bird...>
Sent: Sunday, February 10, 2019 10:52
Subject: [ia-bird] Carolina Wrens
For the past two years I've enjoyed a resident pair of Carolina Wrens in our yard and neighborhood. They were a welcome addition to our local avifauna, especially in the winter when they visited our suet feeder and I heard their trills and other vocalizations frequently. I haven't seen or heard them since the extreme cold weather last week and I suspect they may have perished. Has anyone else noticed a similar occurrence? Per the books 'Birds in Iowa' and 'The Iowa Breeding Bird Atlas,' populations in Iowa can abruptly disappear during winters with prolonged heavy snow cover and low temperatures.