|Common Name||Varied Thrush|
|Scientific Name||Ixoreus naevius|
|Type of Report||Rare Species|
|Date of Observation||12/06/2018|
|Reporting Observer's Name||Ruth Stewart|
|Mailing Address||324 Morse Hill Rd|
E Dorset, VT 05253
|Latitude of Observation||43.225304|
|Longitude of Observation||-73.01956|
|Place Name||E Dorset|
|Time of Day||12:40 PM|
|Length of Time Observed||less than a minute|
|Maximum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||40'|
|Minimum Estimated Distance from Bird (in feet)||40|
|Noteworthy Weather Conditions|
Overcast, 28degrees, dusting of snow on gd.
|Optical Equipment Used for Observation|
Naked eye. Immediately recognized as Varied Thrush so grabbed my Nikon Coolpix to take pictures instead of viewing with binos. Good thing I did as the bird stayed so, so briefly.
|Observer’s Previous Acquaintance With This or Similar Species|
Experienced birder. Seen many times in WA state when visiting family.
|I certify that that attachments included with this report were captured during this observation event.|
|Description of Habitat|
Open lawn area in front of house with small circular garden and a large feeder at end area closest to house.
Standing. Flew in, flew out. Sheer happenstance that I turned to look and bird was there.
|Description of Vocalizations|
|Verbal Narrative & Description of Observation|
I can monitor my feeder from my home office which I had been doing for 4 hrs prior to sighting the VATH. I saw a robin sized bird with distinctive orange markings on the ground near my feeder. Day's tally entered into ebird.
|Relative Size & Shape|
Robin size and shape. Photo is much more 'descriptive' than any written description.
Dark head, orange eye line, orange throat
|Feet & Bill|
Dark, robin/thrush length bill, yellow legs
|Lower Back & Rump|
Dark. Too intent on getting a picture to rally notice.
Two rows of orange spots on dark wing - top row more spots, bottom row more an orange wing bar
|Breast, Belly, Flanks, Under Tail Coverts|
Orange throat, belly orange flowing into white
dark, medium length
|IMPORTANT: What similar species were eliminated when making the identification and how was this bird different?|
Didn't really need to eliminate anything but a robin due to orange markings
|This report was written from notes taken:||Immediately After|