I asked Gib Geiger for an update on the Varied Thrush that's been visiting Mountain Valley Farm in Waitsfield since mid-January. Last night he reported that he'd seen her last Sat. 2/25, but he saw her again this morning and reported the following:
Patti Haynes, sent from my iPod
Begin forwarded message:
> From: Gib Geiger <[log in to unmask]>
> Date: March 2, 2012 7:58:00 AM EST
> To: Patti Haynes <[log in to unmask]>
> Subject: VT
> Hi Patti,
> She showed back up this a.m., the thrush that is! She ate quick, then flew up in back to get a drink out of the brook. She's a bit jumpy due to the competition for corn between the damn Starlings, and Robins.
> I just spotted a female Cardinal out under the feeders by our front walkway. In the 14 years we have been here,we have had maybe a dozen, maybe she'll stick around, and bring her old man with her.
> Take care,