Some more mysteries solved…

I won’t have time to visit Estabrook this morning, and now I can blame it on the crazy late sunrise, at 7:28 am, so here are a couple of mysteries we can finally solve, instead. I’m sure they’ve been gnawing at you just as much as they have at me.

The first mystery is this wren from way back on October 15 that I couldn’t quite pin down any further. As is often the case, Greg O. on Instagram pitched in and pointed out that it looks like a marsh wren, maybe even the one we saw at Kohler-Andrae back in July, taking a break in Estabrook on its way to the Gulf coast. I wonder how far it has gotten by now.

The second mystery is this little cutie from Saturday, who turns out to be yet another red-eyed vireo, whom we have seen many times before, but just more poofed up that I’m used to seeing, I guess.

Finally, one I got right. Phew! The experts have weighed in, and they all agree that this visitor from yesterday really is an American wigeon. Yay! It’s always exciting to spot an odd duck.

Well, that’s the mystery roundup for today, and the current weather forecast is for 30° and sunny with light winds for tomorrow morning, so I’m looking forward to another great outing.

Published by Andrew Dressel

Theoretical and Applied Bicycle Mechanic, and now, apparently, Amateur Naturalist. In any case, my day job is teaching mechanics at UWM.

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