Good afternoon, my birding family. Man, did I make out like a bandit this a.m. Stopped at the Nature Conservancy next to Osh. North HS. 27 species were recorded in just 30 minutes. Some of them quite awesome! It started good to fair then just opened up at the end. A mess of chipping sparrows were at the entrance, plus robins, then around the first bend got both kinglets, swamp sparrow, com. yellowthroat, catbird, waxwings, then further on the way, dowwny wood. and sapsucker, both nuthatches, juncos, wh-throated sparrows, then even further, WOW, purple finch, hermit thrush, yel-rump warblers, goldfinches, phoebe, cardinals, winter wrens, and the avia de resistance, an immature BLUE-HEADED VIREO !!! This session of birding was just insanely awesome. What stinks is missing my target, Fox Sparrow. As for the mantis stuff. When this first came to Wisbird I verified this as OffTopic, so it remains. I just feel this insect sighting is just too big of a thing to ignore, so therefore, sharing this incredible find with my Wisbird friends would be a most appreciative gesture. Thanking Tom Sykes, Bettie (birdMom to my north), I am Paul Bruce, Oshkosh Winnebago Co. #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn. Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn.