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Mar. 29, 2019 #91-88 PB1
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Nature Nut: Why one bird sticks around while another passes through

It was a good day at the backwater cabin feeders, with lots of birds showing up. Besides the usual resident chickadees, woodpeckers, house sparrows, and white-breasted nuthatches, some interesting migrants also appeared.

First, there was a tree sparrow, not unusually odd, but a species that will probably not be around in a few weeks. And then, a rarer pair of red-breasted nuthatches, just over half the size of their white-breasted cousins.

But the prize was a bird I could tell right away I’d not seen before, so I needed to look closely. From the rear, it looked like a fairly common house wren, with an upright tail and similar colors, ...

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