[Tweeters] Eyebrowed Thrush (Not) Memory

PENNY & DAVID KOYAMA plkoyama at comcast.net
Mon Oct 10 13:01:12 PDT 2022

To pile onto Carol's good story, I recall an Eyebrowed Thrush sighting that was called into Audubon from a woman up north, maybe in Mt Vernon. This was during the 12/2004 stretch when the Redwing was drawing birders from all over the US and BC to Olympia with coverage on the bird in several papers, including the Seattle Times. The woman was quite excited, certain this was an Eyebrowed Thrush, as she was "looking right at the bird with the guide book open." Soon, someone from the BRC (was it Kevin Anareud -sp)? was sent up to check out the bird. What was it? A Red-breasted Nuthatch! They do both have eyebrows...
Penny Koyama, Bothell

> On 10/10/2022 12:40 PM Carol Riddell <cariddellwa at gmail.com> wrote:



> I recall sometime during the 00s some good birders reported a possible/probable Eyebrowed Thrush at the Point No Point marsh. It was most likely on Tweeters. I was there just doing usual late fall birding at PNP. When I arrived, Ruth Sullivan came stomping out of the marsh, spitting her proverbial nails. She and Patrick had been planning to bird east of the mountains, but when the report was posted, they couldn’t help themselves. They detoured to PNP to see if they could find the thrush. They found nothing but robins, thus Ruth spitting nails. It was difficult at the time to keep from laughing. Ruth could be such a character. But many of us know too well the birding virus that sets us out upon rare bird chases. It’s always worth checking out when the report comes from credible birders, as it had in that case.


> Just a reminiscence,


> Carol RIddell

> Edmonds, WA

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