Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Varied Thrush

Varied Thrushes have become fairly common in our Olympia backyard during the first week of October. We took this photo on 8 October 2019. The thrushes, and a host of other birds, are attracted to an Evergreen Huckleberry hedge on the east side of our house. These are native plants, Vaccinium ovatum, which are very common along the US west coast. The shrubs grow in secondary forests and woodland edges. Other plants in the genus include Blueberries, Huckleberries, Cranberries, Lingonberries, Whortleberries, Bilberries and Cowberries. .

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