The Roseville Varied Thrush is an easy find and quick stake-out; I've
just come from there, and enjoyed great views of the bird.
Take Snelling Ave. north, past Rosedale and past County C; County C2
is not much farther north, On C2 go right, or east, crossing Hamline,
and proceed east to Merrill. There's a "No Parking' sign on C2, but
you can park on Merrill. You can't miss the loaded crab-apple trees on
the NE corner, and you won't need to leave your car.
After after several minutes, the bird flew in to eat, briefly. Around
10 to 15 minutes later, it returned, grabbed a bit more food, then sat
in the tree to sun itself. There were many robins flying in and out of
the crab-apple, and between them and the complexities of the fruited
foliage, it was not always easy to pick out the bird, unless you
concentrated on the faces and throats. It was a very rewarding search,
Good luck, Scott.
On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 9:37 AM, Scott Meyer <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Doug, where is this and how far away? Is it a pretty bird, or phased out
> for winter. It sounds like a good digiscope opp. Unless you can get close
> enough for a drive buy.
> My lower back is shot!
> On Sun, Feb 8, 2009 at 8:05 AM, Doug Kieser <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
>> The Varied Thrush is still present this morning (Sunday), feeding under
>> and in the crabapples on the corner of Merrill and C2.
>> Doug Kieser
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Linda Sparling <[log in to unmask]>
>> Sent: Saturday, February 07, 2009 5:33 PM
>> To: [log in to unmask] <[log in to unmask]>
>> Subject: [mou-net] Varied Thrush in Ramsey Cty seen 2/7
>> I and other observers saw the Varied Thrush in the same location reported
>> by Liz yesterday. He
>> comes periodically the the crabapple trees right on the corner of County
>> C2 and Merrill. I observed
>> him in the afternoon, but others I spoke to indicated that he'd been seen
>> at various times throughout
>> the day.
>> Also in the area - Common Redpolls, and (reported by others) White-winged
>> Crossbills and Pine
>> Linda Sparling
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