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Kevan Bohan <[log in to unmask]>
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Kevan Bohan <[log in to unmask]>
Fri, 11 Dec 2015 18:34:25 -0600
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Does anyone know if there's an ideal time to spot the Varied Thrush in
Oakdale Cemetery, Marine on St. Croix? Thanks!

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On Sun, Dec 6, 2015 at 11:41 PM, linda whyte <[log in to unmask]> wrote:

> Along with several other birders, we enjoyed great looks at the Varied
> Thrush in Oakdale Cemetery  (by Marine on the St. Croix).  While waiting
> for the bird to show, we heard three different corvid sounds: Bluejay,
> Crow, and Raven.  The first two species were calling from the south, behind
> the adjacent farm, while the Ravens seemed to be in conifers northwest of
> the cemetery. There was also one faint, brief call from a Brown Creeper in
> the cemetery, that couldn't be confirmed visually. After an hour's wait,
> the Varied Thrush flew into the crab-apple tree by the pasture fence at the
> rear of the property. The red fruit is abundant, but the bird's slate and
> orange markings stood out nicely in contrast. It was still feeding when we
> left.
> We hiked next, at Wm O'Brien SP, reaching one of the far west loops. A
> vocal flock of American Tree Sparrows drew our attention with their
> pleasant sound. With them was a large flock of Cedar Waxwings, foraging in
> some cedars. When the birds moved into the birches nearby, we attempted to
> search them for any Bohemian Waxwings.  The effort was cut short by a
> Northern Shrike, whose arrival caused the Waxwings to depart in haste,
> somewhere to the northeast.
> Linda Whyte
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