Beautiful Varied Thrush

by Judy Ranson
(Seattle, WA)

Varied Thrush on the fence

Varied Thrush on the fence

Varied Thrush on the fence
Beautiful Varied Thrush

Today I looked out the window and saw two beautiful Varied Thrushes in our backyard. They were enjoying the morsels that the squirrels had dropped from our squirrel feeder. We live in the Seattle area and usually see these birds for a short time in the winter.

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Jan 08, 2011
Winter Varied Thrush
by: Jennifer

On January 2nd, I came home from work to learn that my eldest daughter had seen a strange bird at our feeder throughout the day. I kept an eye on the feeders until I finally caught a glimpse of the bird my daughter had been seeing. Since I had never seen this bird before, I immediately got on the phone with my bird-watching friend, and described the bird to her in great detail. After searching the internet, we realized that this new bird was a Varied Thrush. There were approximately 8 to 10 of these birds hanging around my front deck.

Is it uncommon to see Varied Thrush during the winter in Alaska? I hope to see more of them. They are now one of my most favorite birds to watch. Their beautiful orange coloring and black neck band make them extremely beautiful!

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