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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Yellow-breasted Chat!

We waited for the fog to clear a little and arrived at Laguna Vista Nature Trail at about 8:00 this morning. There was no one else there and we went went directly to Blind 3.  Lorna brought grapefruit which was getting a little old.  Many birds seem to love citrus and she stuck them on bare twigs.

After trying for some years I finally got a couple of decent photographs of a Yellow-breasted Chat. Chats are theoretically Warblers, but they are twice as large, don't not have similar songs, etc. For my money they aren't Warblers, but I don't get a vote. Whatever, they are striking birds. 

There were other birds - Long-billed Thrashers, Olive Sparrows, Cardinals, Mockingbirds, and a first-of-year Gray Catbird. Only the Catbirds and Chats migrate and only the Catbird might make it to southern Minnesota. 


A good morning - Gunnar

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