Wednesday, March 11, 2015

Varied Thrush

Varied Thrush
Alvarado Park, Richmond, California, USA
January 2015
Member of the Thrush Family
§A Hermitage of Thrushes§

~true bird fact~ The Varied Thrush is a Bird in the News lately. Usually it would be somewhat rare for this bird to be seen in your Amateurnithologist's neck of the woods (Bay Area, California, USA), but lately they've been popping up in great numbers. Furthermore, the birds have been seen as far south as LA, which is nearly unheard of. What's going on here? No one can say for sure, but it seems likely that the sudden movement in the population of these thrushes has to do with some complex combination of the ongoing California drought, acorn production numbers, and the bird's usual 2 year population growth and decline cycle. Still, a strange occurrence, and perhaps an omen in these troubled times. For good or for ill, enjoy these thrushes, as they are pretty cool looking. As we always say here on Amateurnithologist, 'nothing's ever promised tomorrow today'.

A bit of a claustrophobic
Needs a lot of time "to process"
Creates art/poetry, but is almost always too shy to share it with the public
Likes Halloween best among the holidays

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