Thanks to all of you who sent me pictures and suggestions as to the bird I found in my sticky trap the other day.
The winning entry came from fellow outdoor writer Chris Young of Springfield, who saw the feathers in the trap and suggested the bird was a Carolina wren. He even sent this picture.
I can tell you that the bird I saw looked little like that pretty picture. He had sticky trap all over his head!
Some have asked why I didn’t get a picture, but every time I put the trap down it started flying away. So I had to keep it under control.