I count four records before yours: 1957, 2006. 2007, 2012, assuming that
all three reports in 2012 were the same bird. All occurred in the winter.
A "0" on the Christmas Bird Count means that the bird was found just before
or after the count, but not on count day.
On Quigley Lake in Eagan, MN
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> This morning while making breakfast at our lake place in Longville, MN, I
> heard one call that sounded like a Carolina wren. It made me think, but
> then I thought it might be a young warbler practicing and sounding like a
> wren. Then when I was emptying the dishwasher I heard several calls from my
> sister's place across the road and I knew it was a Carolina wren. I dropped
> everything and raced out to their wood pile. Sure enough there was the
> wren. I ran back to the house to get my camera and my phone with a
> recorder. I was able to get a few confirming shots and was able to record
> the bird's alarm call on my phone. The MOU web site says this could be a
> 3rd or 4th record for Cass County. (Not sure what it means when it says 0
> on the Pillager CBC.) My heart is still racing! What a thrill. Deanne
> Burnsville, Dakota County
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