Varied Thrush in Whistler


I found this beautiful male Varied Thrush as I was walking one of the trails in Whistler, BC, Canada. I was surprised it stayed so close to me as I was taking these pictures (this bird is usually quite shy and flies off as soon as you try to approach it).

Both photos taken April 5, 2015, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S Zoom-Nikkor 70-300mm f/4.5-5.6G IF-ED. Not baited, called in or set up.

  • Top: ISO 800, 300mm, f/6.3, 1/500
  • Bottom: ISO 800, 300mm, f/5.6, 1/640



3 thoughts on “Varied Thrush in Whistler

    1. Thanks. They are found mostly west of the Rockies, in dense, moist forests, which actually makes it fairly difficult to see them except in places like south-west BC, and the coast of states like Oregon and Washington. But they have been know to venture as far east as New England on certain years…

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