The Bell's vireo is back at its usual location on the west side of Lake Nokomis, Mpls.
I could hear it singing from 100 yards away! You have to admire a mite of a bird that can be heard over wind and airplane noise!
Directions: West side of Lake Nokomis "Lagoon" (west of Cedar Ave.), along the walking path. There is a bench and a huge burned-out willow stump. The bird was in the cottonwoods and willows behind the stump.
Its call is easy to recognize: If a warbling vireo says "if I see you I will seize you and will squeeze you 'til you pop!", then the Bell's vireo fast harsh call sure sounds like it's saying "I'm in a really really really bad mood!"
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