Today we will do the Varied Thrush with very little text. And we will work on our "v" words for ABC Wednesday. These are not recent pictures as they were taken in winter snow in the vicinity of my yard. My neighbour had left the apples on his tree so I stood in cold vigil to try to view the Varied Thrush as they came to vandalize the apples.
The Varied Thrush is a bit of a vagrant vagabond and you will hear his voice from up high on a tree or in deep cover, rarely visible. It has the most beautiful and variable song, a series of two or three vague trills of different pitches. On this day they were not vocal at all and they were as silent as the snow that was falling on me.
They will eat a variety of things, including various berries and insects, snails, worms and also raisins, suet and fruits. They did attack the apples quite vigorously. This thrush has such a lovely vivid vermilion vest.
This text is full of "V" words as it is a game bloggers play when we run out of ideas to blog about and are having a word void or writers block. I have a list of wonderful memes at the end that inspire me and keep me going.
These birds seem to vary in color value, the darker richer colors are the males I suppose.
They soon vanished into the deep, dark forest as quietly as they came and they flew with great velocity.
I hope you enjoyed this vignette of thrushes and will visit my blog again. My vision is not that great but that is one of the vicissitudes of life. I have recently traded in one of my very favorite lenses and now have the Canon 7D with Video!! I hope my pictures will improve and you will enjoy the videos.
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The memes for this week are: ABC Wednesday the letter "v". Thank you to these memes for allowing bloggers to share their story. I may not remember to enter them all but I still list them as this is the quick way for me to do it.
Show off Your Shot
Our World Tuesday
Sweet Shot Tuesday
World Bird Wednesday
Wordless Wednesday with Words
Nature Notes Wednesday
edit note: I sometimes have to republish after I see how many errors I made or links not working. I list all the memes for the week now as I can only spend a short time on the computer as my eyes get tired. Such is life. To continue reading posts you must click older post below or see the index at the top or the side or pick a popular post or label from the sidebar.