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October 13, 2009


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The Zen Birdfeeder

Maggie - congrats on your Swainson's Thrush. Let's hope he does fine!

Maggie in MIlwaukee

I just spotted a Swainson's in my backyard today! First time I've even seen one and I'm in Wisconsin! The poor guy, looked so cold!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Larry - thanks for visiting and glad you got some new info from the post!
Scott - nice to meet you! Thanks for visiting and we'll keep in touch.
Gunnar - unbelievable the distances these birds fly! Take good care of my Swainson's!

Gunnar Engblom

Wow, 86 species on the yeard list. That is excellent. Swainson's Thrush is actually one that reaches Peru on migration, but I have yet to see it in my yard. Here it is mainly in subtropical forests and plantations.


Congrats on #86! Glad you jumped into Gunnar's Tweet Club as it introduced me to your site.

Looking forward to following you from now on.


Larry Jordan

Congrats on the new yardbird Nancy! Also thanks for passing on the information on the Boreal Songbird Initiative, I hope everyone goes there and takes up the cause so we can keep seeing these beautiful birds down here in the US.

Also kudos on the shade grown coffee. That's all I drink now. It is soooooo smooooth, I love it. Plus it's good for the birds!

The Zen Birdfeeder

Eileen - thank you!


What a nice yardbird! Thanks for sharing the Swainson's Thrush.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Wren - You're so right about "consultants" ready and willing to help out!


Great addition to the yard list! Isn't it wonderful having consultants at your fingertips? And there's always someone with time and inclination to help.

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