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Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:06 pm

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I was quite happy to find a Varied Thrush in eastern Pennsylvania. Their normal range is the Pacific Northwest. According to local birders, it's only the second time this species has been around here. 
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Mar 11, 2019 9:18 pm
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Wow- great find and a beautiful capture. Looks a bit out of it's element, but finding forage, at least. Got to wonder how it got so far East and why....
Anyway, it looks really nice against the snowy background. Hope you get some more pictures of it.
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by Gene Gwin on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:15 pm
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Axel, Beautiful bird and the snow helps the colors stand out.
 

by Ron Day on Mon Mar 11, 2019 10:44 pm
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Congratulations on finding this rarity, Axel. The color of the bird is set off beautifully by the background snow. And the berry takes it up a notch. Excellent.
 

by Mako_Elite on Mon Mar 11, 2019 11:24 pm
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Nice capture in the snow with a cherry? I feel bad for these birds. These are mostly forest birds and only comes down when they can't find any food due to weather like snow. When we have mild winters I never see them at my feeder. This year, they at my backyard since December. I just keep reloading feeders and suet and sugar water feeders for Hummingbirds :-)

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by Dan Kearl on Tue Mar 12, 2019 1:57 am
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Tough exposure,,nice that you kept detail in the Snow, especially the BG, which would be tough.
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by Axel Hildebrandt on Tue Mar 12, 2019 9:24 am
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Mako_Elite wrote:
Nice capture in the snow with a cherry? I feel bad for these birds. These are mostly forest birds and only comes down when they can't find any food due to weather like snow. When we have mild winters I never see them at my feeder. This year,  they at my backyard  since December. I just keep reloading feeders and suet and sugar water feeders for Hummingbirds :-)

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Thanks, Ludo! The Thrush likes to eat these little crabapples and hangs out with Robins in an Industrial Park. Not great for photography but a nice surprise to see this species around here.
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by david fletcher on Tue Mar 12, 2019 11:15 am
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Super capture Axel. The berry, is the icing on the cake
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by Carol Clarke on Tue Mar 12, 2019 12:02 pm
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A nice find and beautifully captured in the snowy setting with the red crabapple snack, Axel!

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by Karl Egressy on Tue Mar 12, 2019 8:32 pm
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Your image brings back great memories when one of these rare visitors put Guelph on the map.
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