Saturday, February 13, 2010

Today's Forecast: Varied Thrush

Frank Marenghi and I drove to Herndon, Virginia to see a slightly-off-course VARIED THRUSH this morning. Typically observed in the Pacific Northwest, this bird has been frequenting a suet feeder in a neighborhood just outside of DC.

The homeowners were super obliging to the many birder guests present. They even had fresh coffee and donuts for us! I didn't partake, but was nevertheless impressed with that famous Southern hospitality. These photos below were taken on an overcast, gray morning through their kitchen window.

Impressive little bird. Enjoy!

-Dan

2 comments:

Warren and Lisa Strobel said...

Dan - congratulations, and thanks for sharing the beautiful pictures. Lisa and I went to see it today - alifer on Valentines Day!!

W & L

Kristen said...

Hi
I had a Varied Thrush at my feeder today in northern CT. I have a few pictures on my blog too

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