Early this morning, I did not need eBird to tell me that Carolina Wrens were rare in Minnesota. This wren was in my banding net. Eckert reports that this species is regular but local and perhaps casual in the state. Most records are during migration and in the winter (in southeastern Minnesota). The Birds of South Dakota suggests that most records in our region are the result of post-breeding dispersal by young birds. On 20 April, however, this individual was clearly an adult.