Varied Thrushes are leaving the coast, as they head to their breeding grounds.

Varied Thrushes are such beautiful birds. We seem to have had more of them overwinter on the Mendonoma Coast this year. Bill Clark recently photographed one.

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Varied Thrushes are sometimes mistaken for American Robins, as they are similar in size. Varied Thrushes eat insects when they are breeding to our north, but in the winter they switch to berries and nuts.

To hear their one-note call, here is a link to the Cornell Lab of Ornithology: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Varied_Thrush/sounds

Thanks to Bill for allowing me to share his photo with you here.

 

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