Wednesday, January 5, 2011

C'mon Waterloo, give me your Ixoreus naevius

There had been a Varied Thrush (Ixoreus naevius) visiting Waterloo, Ontario in December. This bird shouldn't really be any further west than the very west part of Calgary according to most range maps. But there it was in little old Waterloo. And at someone's front yard feeder no less. Up until yesterday, one of the bird sighting lists I belong to had the bird showing up daily to grab some free grub. Sadly, yesterday, someone reported that it didn't show at the feeder. I was so hoping to go get this bird on Saturday. That's one of the tricky things about my big year. I have to work and it may cause me to miss really important birds like this Varied Thrush. I might get another one this year, but you never know. So c'mon Waterloo, show some avian hospitality and keep that Thrush where I need it until Saturday.


  1. The Varied Thrush seems to be back according to a recent ONTBIRDS posting. Hopefully it sticks around for you. Good luck!!

  2. @ Crystal V.L. - I heard from a friend that it was back yesterday. I didn't see it on ontbirds. I must have just missed that one...

    thanks for the info.