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What was the coolest wildlife you saw on Christmas

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Two Varied Thrushes.  They are rarely seen on the Island to begin with, and to see two at the same time was a rare event for us.  Too bad the light was so flat and grey that taking a picture was impossible.

We got snow beginning on Christmas Eve and it lasted through the day on Christmas and is still out today.  Very rare - in the 12 years we've lived here we've had snow accumulation twice.

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1 minute ago, Out.Of.Focus said:

Two Varied Thrushes.  They are rarely seen on the Island to begin with, and to see two at the same time was a rare event for us.  Too bad the light was so flat and grey that taking a picture was impossible.

We got snow beginning on Christmas Eve and it lasted through the day on Christmas and is still out today.  Very rare - in the 12 years we've lived here we've had snow accumulation twice.

What? Only had snow twice before?  

Also send me a VATH please!

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1 minute ago, MerMaeve said:

What? Only had snow twice before?  

Also send me a VATH please!

We get snow flurries often but have only had accumulation that lasted more than a couple of days.  I don't know what a VATH is.

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1 minute ago, MerMaeve said:

Sorry, Varied Thrush.

I would if I could.  I'd be happy to be around one long enough to get a decent photo to share.  In the handful of times I've seen one in decent light they haven't stayed visible long enough to get a picture.

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I had a lifer Golden-Crowned Kinglet.  Not particularly rare here this time of year, but he flew through my field of view as my first present of the day.

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Coolest for the New Year's weekend were a bobcat,  adult merlin (not an easy bird to find here), Iceland gulls, and 3 scissor-tailed flycatchers together.

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