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Also, is the
varied thrush still in Montpelier?
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I saw the Varied Thrush on Sunday and it was also seen on Monday. I will be revisiting the site tomorrow and will post if it is still present. You should check the surrounding trees as well as below the feeder. It tends to sit close to the trunk about 20' from the ground. It has been seen in various trees. It has been there a while and I would be more optimistic about the thrush than the Townsend's Solitaire which I don't believe has been seen since Sunday.