[Tweeters] first Varied Thrush of the winter

Paul Bannick paul.bannick at gmail.com
Tue Nov 19 08:27:05 PST 2013


Hi Dennis,

What a great piece of date to keep. I saw my first one over a month ago
and it showed up in my Cascade Mountain Ash where it fed next to a male
Western Tanager. First time that has ever happened!

Paul


On Tue, Nov 19, 2013 at 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson
<dennispaulson at comcast.net>wrote:


> This is a species that I always watch for in our yard with enthusiasm, and

> I've collected arrival dates for them for quite a few years.

>

> 4 Sep 1993

> 29 Sep 1994

> 23 Aug 1995

> 26 Oct 1996

> none 1997-98

> 9 Oct 1998

> 9 Oct 1999

> 20 Sep 2000

> 13 Oct 2001

> 18 Oct 2002

> 31 Dec 2003

> 22 Oct 2004

> 19 Oct 2005

> 16 Sep 2006

> 5 Dec 2007

> 4 Nov 2008

> 29 Nov 2009

> 2 Oct 2010

> 26 Oct 2011

> 30 Oct 2012

> 19 Nov 2013

>

> It's possible some of these are off because I was traveling in one or more

> of those years, but most are dependable, as I'm watching the yard every day

> when I'm home. The dates vary greatly, more than those of many migrants,

> probably because they often represent birds not so much in latitudinal

> migration but more likely coming down out of the mountains at widely

> different times depending on local weather conditions.

>

> Also saw first Fox Sparrow in yard yesterday.

> -----

> Dennis Paulson

> 1724 NE 98 St.

> Seattle, WA 98115

> 206-528-1382

> dennispaulson at comcast.net

>

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