[Tweeters] first Varied Thrush of the winter

Kit D kitd at comcast.net
Tue Nov 19 16:24:09 PST 2013


On 11/19/2013 8:09 AM, Dennis Paulson 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 <mailto:dennispaulson at comcast.net>

>

Dennis and Tweets,
This morning (19 Nov.) I found a flock of at least six VATH in
Seward park.

Kit Dieffenbach
Seattle

>

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