Townsend’s Solitaire at Rock Cut SP

This morning, Barbara and I found a Townsend’s Solitaire at Rock Cut.  It was perched in the top of a small tree about 100 meters west of the north entrance road on the west side of the parking lot that is on the north side of the prairie planting.   It flew east over the road to the tree line on the north side of the prairie, then back and perched on the split rail fence in the parking lot.  From there, it fed on Virginia Creeper berries.

A Townsend’s Solitaire was seen in the same place on Friday, November 25 and posted to eBird on Monday, November 28.  This is almost certainly the same bird.

It was still present at noon, when Trip Thienemann saw and photographed it.

Here is one of Barbara’s photos of the bird.

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  1. The solitaire is still in the same area of the park as of today, December 5, at 11:30 am. It was feeding on the fruits of a crab apple tree about 50 meters west of the parking lot. The tree was right next to the path on the left (south) side of the path.

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