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#1 altringer1



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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:15 PM

Attached File  DSC01554 (640x477).jpg   252.53KB   88 downloadsSaw this at my bird feeder in south central minnesota. Very elusive and somewhat aggressive to other birds. Though it might be an oriole, but since it is early January, wasn't sure. Also the orange eye stripes are not like orioles. I know the pic is not great, but had to take it from the kitchen window. It helps to telephoto in to see some detail.

#2 Liam


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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:20 PM

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You are correct with Varied Thrush. They are becoming more regular in Minnesota during Winter it seems. Still worth reporting to eBird, though.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 07:26 PM

Ooooh! Are you comfortable with sharing where in SC MN this was? I'm heading down to the Easton/Blue Earth area in a few weekends, and would love to see one of these.

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:03 PM


I agree with Varied Thrush!

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 09:35 PM

Thank you for your confirmations. This was driving me crazy. I did report to ebird at your suggestion. The bird was in Meeker County, about an hour+ west of Mpls

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Posted 03 January 2013 - 11:27 PM

Funny, had a Varied Thrush at my feeder for e first time today, too :)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 12:17 AM

Seems to be a rash of Varied Thrush sightings the last couple of weeks.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 01:21 AM

pretty bird!


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Posted 04 January 2013 - 03:12 AM

Neat sighting

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