I don't know what brought this little lady to the north woods of Wisconsin mid-January when she should be somewhere in the Pacific northwest but she is causing a real stir among birders there. This female Varied Thrush was first noticed in the yard of Rhinelander resident Brian Karnosky on January 17 and he immediately knew this was something way out of the ordinary. The news travelled fast and for the last three weeks, Brian and his wife have graciously welcomed birders into their home to get a look at the bird they've affectionately dubbed "The Diva".
Not only was I was lucky enough to visit the Karnosky's and have the chance to see her this weekend, she cooperatively sat still just long enough for me to take a couple of photos. Check out Bird Photography Weekly for more bird photos.