Varied Thrush (female) in Devonian Harbour Park

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Varied Thrush (female) | Grive à collier | Ixoreus naevius: This species is usually quite skittish, but to my great surprise and pleasure, this one landed only a few meters away from me and a British birder who was visiting our neck of the woods. I’m glad to report this species was one of many lifers he saw on that day.

Taken March 6, 2016, in Devonian Harbour Park (next to Stanley Park) in Vancouver (British Columbia), Canada, with a handheld Nikon D5200 and AF-S NIKKOR 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR (ISO 400 | 410mm | f/5.6 | 1/1250), cropped for composition. Not baited, called in or set up (although a photographer had previously placed seeds on the ground to attract birds… it clearly worked!).

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