[Ontbirds] Varied Thrush, Kitchener

Jeffrey Jones jeffjonesphoto at gmail.com
Wed Feb 4 15:21:17 EST 2015


Greetings birders

Myself and a couple other birders observed the varied thrush at 3pm today.
It was very active going between the trees with the feeders under them, and
going over to the pine to the right of the backyard.
On Jan 29, 2015 4:06 PM, "Ken Burrell" <kenneth.gd.burrell at gmail.com> wrote:

> Hi Birders,
>
> My apologies for not posting sooner, but I just received permission to post
> now. There has been a Varied Thrush coming sporadically to a backyard
> feeder along Dunnington Court, in the Stanley Park area of Kitchener. The
> bird was originally found on the 16th and has been seen several times
> since. While sightings have been few, I think the bird is actually quite
> regular in the area, but it just frequents several feeders in the vicinity.
>
> I think the best area to look for the bird is in the greenspace, known as
> the 'Idlewood Greenway', behind many of the houses which front Dunnington
> Court and Drumoak Place. There are several feeders that are potential spots
> where the bird could be. The eBird link, below, is centred exactly where I
> observed the bird on Monday.
> http://ebird.org/ebird/view/checklist?subID=S21552393
>
> Directions: taking Hwy. 85 north from Hwy. 401, exit at and go east on
> Ottawa Street. Take this to Old Chicopee and turn right. Take this
> Edenbridge and turn left. There are several access points, I'd suggest
> either accessing the greenspace from Edenbridge, the end of Darlington, or
> along Oldfield Drive.
>
> If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me.
>
> Good luck!
>
> Ken Burrell
> kenneth.gd.burrell at gmail.com
> http://burrellbirding.ca/
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