A Varied Thrush, Ixoreus naevius in Ontario
in the Winter 2010
From 14 December until somewhere near the end of the month a Varied Thrush was seen at 3218 Weimar Line, just outside Waterloo, ON. This very cooperative bird was at the feeders of Elmer and Bev Ewert and visiting birders were warmly welcomed to view this rarity, well outside its normal range of southern Alaska south along the coastal coniferous forests to northern California. It was a first Ontario sighting for many experienced birders and a delight for everyone.