[Tweeters] Varied thrush song in my suburban yard

Barry Ulman ubarry at qwest.net
Fri Mar 30 20:47:36 PDT 2012

Sometimes I will hear Varied Thrushes singing in half-voice in my neighborhood in late winter and early spring. I live in a very "suburban" area about a half mile from downtown Bellingham.

Barry Ulman
Bellingham, WA.

On Mar 30, 2012, at 10:20 AM, Barbara Miller wrote:


> But as I faced yet another grey morning wishing for something special to raise my spirits, I heard a new bird song from the flowering plum, an extended single-note flute that I associate with forests and thrushes. A check with the binoculars showed that indeed, my varied thrush is now singing from the top of the tree. I imagine it’s too much to hope that a female might agree with him that this would be a place to raise young, so I plan to enjoy it while it lasts (when a brood of mallard ducklings appeared last year next to the small water feature in my yard, they didn’t last long, so I am all in favor of birds only nesting in places that are right for them). But I’m wondering just how rare an occurrence this is in backyards that are not right at the edge of deep woods.


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