Kip’s Comments 3-24-15

Cedar Waxwing - Image 305184

 

A Welcome Appearance of Thrush

Unless you are a bird watcher, you generally do not welcome the appearance of thrush. Thrush is a common description for the affliction known as yeast infection. For birders, the appearance of thrush refers to the arrival of American robins and Eastern bluebirds. Even though it was cold and windy today, I paddled some on the Wapsie River in Frederika. It wasn’t until I was across the river that the thrush appeared. I have no idea how many bluebirds and robins there were, but there were many. Joining the robins and bluebirds were a few Cedar waxwings. All were eating on what few berries remained from last year, except for the waxwing in the first photo. That bird was downing a clump of snow, unless there was a berry inside the snow. I am going to share images, with hesitation. This morning’s light was less than ideal.  

Cedar Waxwing:                

Cedar Waxwing - Image 305184

Cedar Waxwing – Image 305184

 

Cedar Waxwing - Image 305183

Cedar Waxwing – Image 305183

 

Cedar Waxwing - Image 305167

Cedar Waxwing – Image 305167

 

Eastern Bluebird:                          

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305276

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305276

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305275

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305275

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305271

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305271

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305253

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305253

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305209

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305209

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305204

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305204

 

Eastern Bluebird - Image 305196

Eastern Bluebird – Image 305196

 

American Robin:

American Robin - Image 305146

American Robin – Image 305146

 

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