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Old Saturday 2nd December 2017, 20:27   #978
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Handicapped Swainson's Thrush

91. Swainson's Thrush

These guy have been showing up in the neighbourhood and we're now getting them in the garden

The one individual we have coming around the feeder regularly is in very good condition, sleek, round and well fed.
Only problem with this fella is he's missing two thirds of his lower mandible. It's probably an old injury since he doesn't seem bothered by it. He's able to feed himself and certainly makes his presence known at the banana feeder. Swainson's Thrush don't usually frequent fruit feeders so I'm guessing that thanks to his handicap he is capitalizing on any food source he can no matter how unconventional it might be.

Not surprising but I find I'm rooting for him every time he shows up.

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