[Tweeters] back yard varied thrush feeder

Bill Anderson billandersonbic at yahoo.com
Thu Feb 21 23:48:37 PST 2019



A few winters ago I screwed a suet feeder into the railroad ties that outline our backyard "garden" in the hopes of creating a squirrel proof ground, level feeder for varied thrush.  I found no evidence of the thrush eating the suet and had not filled it since.

Tweetsters have been reporting a varied thrush invasion of the Puget Sound region this winter. Apair has been visiting yards in my court and their shrill cries can be heard in the morning at sunrise.  After the snow melted I decided to give the suet feeder one more try and placed a cake of suet which contained insects and nuts into it.

Thursday morning (2-21-19) I saw a varied thrush eating at the feeder.  I did not get photos of the thrush, but I took a photo of the feeder in case others want to try installing one in their back yard.  You can see where the thrush was nibbling away at the left side of the suet block by scrolling down page 2 of this link:
http://www.pnwphotos.com/forum/index.php?threads/birds-of-edmonds-wa-2019.20481/page-2
Bill Anderson; Edmonds, WA. USA
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