One afternoon during the Christmas holidays, we noticed a robin-like bird land in the yard. It was about the same size as a robin, with a black head and beak, an orange breast, and a distinctive black V on the chest. It was a Varied Thrush. It drops by at least once a day. This is a very unusual bird to find in this area. (note: several turned up in 2008, as well. D.M.)

Location: Round Lake, north of Havelock
Observer: Jacquie Andrew

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.