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Sequim, WA, United States
A very rare bird to sight, only five sighting have been recorded since 1921, but there are many more, they just go unnoticed. All the orange feathers are replaced with white feathers.
Week 13: Thrushes
Where did the orange go? Still a Varied Thrush
I live in Dexter OR. I was able to get several photos in my back yard. Looked like a Varied Thrush, with visits here. But was stunned that it had white where the orange should have been. very cool.
I have had one in my yard in Gig Harbor, WA.
It is so pretty.
Found this White Morphed Varied Thrush going thru the alder chips in my our garden. It’s feeding is different from the orange variety, seems a little more aggressive in its digging for bugs. Only the one as far as we can tell. Does not feed or care about other birds. Very skittish
Oh yes, we live in Port Angele, Washington
I’ve just spotted a white varied thrush in our yard. My first ever and I had to look it up!
Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada
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