This morning I woke up with a heart full of wonder and joy. Several hours of good sleep help, I'm sure, and the March morning sun is glorious! I am dancing inside, smiling on the outside - and all that before coffee ! ! !
As I was messing around in my kitchen, I looked out at the feeding station - which is a common habit I've developed. There has not been much going on - nothing new to report. But, this morning, in my happy frame of mind, I couldn't believe what I saw!
I've posted quite a few months ago about a Varied Thrush that had come to visit once in a while. It was so much fun to see him show up randomly because, apparently, they are rare. Unfortunately, one day he met his demise with my window - AFTER I had put up decals! ! ! I was very sad that day. I didn't think I would see any more here.
Well, in the midst of my happy morning, and in the midst of days and days and days of pine siskins, another Varied Thrush came to visit and the thrill to see him surprised me too! I was beginning to wonder if the joy of birding had somehow gotten buried with all the snow. There hasn't been much going on from day to day for a long time, and I thought I was getting used to birds - how sad that would be! But, this morning, I discovered that is not true :) and I am very happy to post these photos of the New Spring Varied Thrush!
(I hope there are special surprises for each of you today - whether birds or otherwise!)
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