Fish Crow: Medium-sized crow with black body and dark, heavy bill. Male Varied Thrushes are dark blue-gray on the back and rich burnt-orange below with a sooty-black breastband and orange line over the eye. Steady deep wing beats. Eats insects, caterpillars, and nectar.

Travels with Birds is a personal blog written by David Gascoigne, with an occasional post by Miriam Bauman. Swift flight with shallow wing beats. This is an important book, both for Canada and the world. Cassin's Vireo: Small vireo, olive-gray upperparts, white underparts, pale yellow flanks. Quiet and solitary. Flies in a swift, direct flight with rapid wing beats. In the western Great Lakes region, for example, the thrush occurs most often within a 120- to 160-mile-wide corridor stretching from northwestern Minnesota to southeastern Wisconsin. Crown is rufous, throat is white with black stripes, and bill is gray. Wings are black with white patches and tail is black with white edges. Eyestripes are thick and black with white borders.

Obviously people not living in this area need read no further. Makes short, direct flights on rapidly beating wings. Lesser Goldfinch: Small finch with dark back (black in the east, dark green in the west), black crown, bright yellow underparts. The species has been a known wanderer for a long time.

Short, black bill. Black bill, legs and feet. Varied Thrush - Guelph. Red squirrels vocalize as the Varied Thrush waits to … Cassin's Finch: Medium-sized, cheery finch with bright red crown, brown-streaked back.

Forages in bushes, trees and on ground for seeds and insects. Brown-throated Wrens have a bolder eyebrow and a darker throat. Wings are dark with two white bars. Long, keeled tail. Yellow head has black crown stripes and eye-lines. Ash-throated Flycatcher: Medium flycatcher with gray-brown upperparts, pale gray throat and breast, and gray-brown tail with rufous highlights. Close study of the list led its compiler, Allan Keith, to conclude that the thrush’s wanderings weren’t random. Black bill, legs, feet. Forages in trees and bushes. As a Toronto photographer based out in Durham Region I'm always surprised at the variation of wildlife in the area. Wings are dark gray with two white bars. Virginia's Warbler: Small warbler, gray upperparts, yellow rump. Bill is black, legs and feet are pink. The wings and tail are dark gray. Become a member and get exclusive access to articles, contests and more! Short, fluttering flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Mitch Waite Group. Head has bright orange crown patch bordered with yellow and black, white eyebrows and black bill. Tail is black with thick, white edges. Pyrrhuloxia: Large cardinal-like finch with conspicuous red-tipped gray crest, gray head, back, upperparts, red-washed face, breast, and pale gray underparts. The best bird guide and bird watching search engine to identify birds in the world. He noted that the ancestors of the Varied Thrush likely invaded North America from Asia, and that “fairly frequent and numerous attempts probably were necessary before a breeding population became established.”, “It may be that the regularity of extralimital wandering [recorded today] is a trait of this species that to some extent was responsible for its presence as a breeding species in North America in the first place.”. Loggerhead Shrike: Medium shrike with gray upperparts and paler gray underparts. Forages on ground for various insects and berries. The answer is that the Varied Thrush is just doing its thing, and right on cue. Wings are brown with chestnut-brown patches. it. This blog accepts no form of paid advertising. Dark wings, tail. dominated forests. This was my second visit and I noticed the colour of its legs - a bright pink-orange. first spotted the Varied Thrush at Bark Lake Leadership and It specializes in eating bees and wasps, which is why it is also known as the bee bird. Mask is black and throat is white.

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Direct flight is high and fluttery. The undertail coverts are spectacular with this Its plumage blends well among prairie grasses, making it difficult to spot. The answer is that the Varied Thrush is just doing its thing, and right on cue. Legs, feet, and bill are black.

Here in Ontario it seems well in the snow and northern woods of Haliburton County. Black legs, feet. McCown's Longspur: Medium-sized sparrow with streaked gray upperparts, plain gray underparts, and darker breast.

Forages in trees and bushes.

Cassin's Kingbird: Large flycatcher, dark olive-gray upperparts, dull yellow underparts. Female similar but lacks orange in the yellow crown. Male Varied Thrush continues at Bark Lake Leadership and Conference

Head has distinct crest and short, thin, black bill. VIDEO: Varied Thrush at Bark Lake in Haliburton.

Black-throated Gray Warbler: Small warbler, black-marked, slate-gray upperparts, black streaks on flanks, white underparts.

Feeds on insects, spiders and berries. The female (shown in foreground) has green upperparts, yellow-green underparts and dark wings. Carolina Chickadee: Small chickadee with gray upperparts, distinct black cap and bib, dull white cheeks, and white underparts with rust-brown flanks. Typical of the far west, it sometimes surprises birders by straying all the way to the Atlantic Coast in winter. Legs and feet are brown. Bill is thin and slightly decurved. Wings have large white patches visible in flight.

Head has black mask and sideburns and thick yellow eyebrows. Black breast, white belly, rufous sides. Weak fluttering flight. They probably follow a southeasterly path within the boreal forest from northern Alaska and Alberta to northern Minnesota and southern Ontario. Golden-crowned Kinglet: Very small, warbler-like bird, olive-green to gray upperparts and pale breast. TRAVELS WITH BIRDS Humboldt Current, Chile, South America, One of my neighbors across the Thames River in London, ON, also was thrilled to see a varied thrush recently in her yard-Nice photo. Face is buff with black stripe behind eye. In fact, almost all wandering Varied Thrushes appear to be of one race – the northern interior subspecies Ixoreus naevius meruloides. Red squirrels vocalize as the Varied Thrush waits to … It has been listed as an endangered species since 1987. The wings are dark with two white bars. Black wings have two white bars. Short flights, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Bill is pink with dark tip. It also catches them in flight. Brewer's Sparrow: Medium sparrow with finely streaked gray-brown upperparts, pale eye-ring, dark moustache stripe, and plain, pale gray underparts. December 2019. Swift flight, alternates rapid wing beats with wings pulled to sides. Female has gray-brown upperparts, white underparts with brown streaks, and a light to dark salmon colored belly and vent. Painted Redstart: Medium warbler with black head, upperparts, bright red breast and belly. The male (shown in background) has a bronze-green back, bright red eyering, rump and underparts. Wings are rufous. Whatbird parametric search. Samuel Robbins, one of Wisconsin’s best-known ornithologists, noted that most thrushes in his state rely heavily on feeders, “especially those located close to oak woodlots.” And when the birds find a favorable spot, they usually stick around for at least a week and sometimes for four or more months. The Male (shown in background) has a dark gray back and head, and black-streaked shoulders. Back of head and belly have gray patches. Bill is black except for orange base of lower mandible. Birds concentrate in two areas: the Upper Midwest, and along the eastern seaboard from Maine to New York. Feeds on fish, crustaceans, carrion, eggs, insects, larvae,fruits and berries. Kākāpō voted winner of New Zealand’s Bird of the Year contest, Photos of the day: First half of November 2020, Extinct bird’s scythe-shaped beak expands knowledge of avian evolution, Rescued saw-whet owl released from wildlife rehab facility, Avian genome research covers nearly all avian families. The face is black with a broken white eye-ring. Head and nape are blue. Hovers more than other bluebirds and drops on prey from above, also catches insects in flight. Walks on ground, wades in water to forage. Varied Thrush at Bark Lake on 7 for hospitality to visitors and continuing to provide food this He found the following: In the 1990s, scientists uncovered more of the bird’s habits. 11 posts • Page 1 of 1. Tail is long and black with white edges. Wings, tail black with white markings. Nape is chestnut-brown, crown is black, and throat is white. Females have the same patterns, but are paler gray-brown than males. Wings are dark with two white bars. Feeds primarily on mistlestoe berries and small insects. Spotted Towhee: Large sparrow, white-spotted black back, black rump. Wings are dark with two white bars. Varied Sage Thrasher: Small thrasher, gray upperparts, dark-streaked white underparts with pale brown wash. Underparts are white, and buff-brown wash on throat. Eurasian Jackdaw: Small, black crow with glossy blue-black metallic sheen on back and shoulders. Thrush at Bark Lake on 7 January 2020.