Marilyn - Whidbey Island, Washington

by Marilyn Watson
(Whidbey Island, Clinton, Washington, USA)

I have a lot of Varied Thrush that come for feeding in my back yard. Today, I saw another bird, about the same size and the exact, vibrant coloring as the Varied, but the markings were very different. I only got a quick glimpse of it before it disappeared and I can't find anything that even comes close to it in a web search. I am hoping that I will see it again and that it brings friends and family! For the brief moment I saw it, it was beautiful.

Thanks for any help.

Thanks much,
Marilyn Watson

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Mar 08, 2013
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by: Judy-Seattle

Hi Marilyn! I live a little south of Seattle and also have several Varied Thrushes in my yard. I love their haunting call that took me years to identify. The other bird that you are describing is maybe a Black-headed Grosbeak. I had one at my feeder in the spring of 2009. They are beautifully marked with burnt orange and black and some white. I will write a post here with a photo I took of it. Let us know if that's the bird you saw.

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