It's also my first post, so instead of reading directions, I am just going to try to attach the pic, and hope it works.
Two of my sons were out for a walk today and they saw a bird that they have never seen before. Both of them are experienced outdoorsmen and are pretty knowledgeable. They made mental notes of it's markings, size, etc. They described the bird to me and I had no idea. They looked in the Audobon Guide and found nothing that resembeled it...did some searching on the internet...nothing similar.
This is in central Wisconsin. Very cold today, sunny, but temps right around zero degrees. The bird was spotted along a frozen river and was feeding on a hemlock tree. They said it was hanging upside down.
They were frustrated that I was suggesting certain birds that didn't match the description, so they drew a sketch...a very detailed one. LOL
They said it was smaller than a grosbeak, but larger than a chickadee. That should really narrow it down for everyone. The also said the head was real roundish looking. The tail was forked, but a shorter tail.
So look at their sketch and see if anyone has any suggestions of what this might be. I did ask them to color it to make it more realistic, but they reminded me that I threw all their crayons away when they graduated from high school.
If I find out this is one of their practical jokes on me...... I think it's for real though.