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I haven't seen Carolina Wrens in my yard since early winter and think  
the two that were regular visitors must have died.  I did hear one a  
block over a few days ago, the first I've heard in the neighborhood  
for many months.

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Sherry McCowan
Saint Louis, Missouri




On Jun 11, 2011, at 9:09 PM, mariel stephenson wrote:

> I have the usual number of Carolina Wrens - a breeding pair and  
> three fledglings that all made it to adulthood.  A second nest was  
> established but got raided by something.  The pair seem to be  
> looking to start again somewhere safer.  I know there is a breeding  
> pair down the hill at the neighbors also so my numbers are the same  
> as last year. - Mariel
>
> Mariel Stephenson
> Columbia, Mo
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> ----- Original Message -----
> From: Jane C Allen
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 2:33 PM
> Subject: Re: Carolina Wrens - Updated Statistics
>
> I have two carolina wrens in and about my yard (that I've for sure  
> seen together). That's been since the onset of winter.  So I'm in  
> the average. I have not found a nest anywhere in or around a  
> structure in my yard.  So if they're getting protection from the  
> elements, it was not on my property.  I have not seen any feeding  
> behavior, nor mating for that matter (guess they can be quiet  
> sometimes... ha).
>   And yes they wake me up many mornings and are around at dusk as  
> well.
> Jane Allen
>  St. Louis County
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> On Sat, Jun 11, 2011 at 2:13 PM, Mark Gutchen <[log in to unmask]>  
> wrote:
> I had a Carolina Wren singing in my garden when I woke up this  
> morning. However, I have noticed a reduction in numbers as well.
>
> Mark Gutchen
> Columbia, MO
>
> -----Original Message----- From: Chase Darr
> Sent: Saturday, June 11, 2011 1:41 PM
> To: [log in to unmask]
> Subject: Re: Carolina Wrens - Updated Statistics
>
> Chris,
>
> I'm glad you're seen a good # of Wrens.  The state as a whole is  
> definitely
> down compared to previous years.  I posted some tables earlier this  
> year
> based on eBird numbers.  I checked again and the trend is still  
> pretty bad. :(
>
> Totals:
>
> 2008 2009 2010 2011
> Jan 295 491 540 598
> Feb 264 371 378 366
> Mar 449 556 417 447
> Apr 608 912 615 591
> May 556 1046 735 507
> June 353 522 373 50*
>
> Average seen on lists reporting CAWR:
>
> 2008 2009 2010 2011
> Jan 2.06 2.66 1.95 2.25
> Feb 2.05 2.39 1.97 1.56
> Mar 2.03 2.12 2.01 1.98
> Apr 2.20 2.75 2.20 1.73
> May 2.18 2.62 1.92 1.75
> June 3.23 2.46 1.83 1.72*
>
> *June 2011 is obviously not yet complete.
>
> I hope the table turns out alright.  If it doesn't, copy/paste into  
> notepad
> or excel and it should appear correctly.
>
> Let's hope these guys recover quickly!
> -Chase Darr
> Columbia, Boone Co., MO
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