[midvalleybirds] Re: [ADV] [MidValleyNature:5161] backyard thrush

Catherine Otto catherine.otto at comcast.net
Mon Jan 20 10:47:57 PST 2020


All the thrushes, every variety, are quite endearing! Something about them... their patterns of coloration, body shape, eyes (and eye rings on Swainson’s and hermit thrushes) and of course their vocalizations: from soft ‘chup’ calls to each of their songs.

Catherine

> On Jan 20, 2020, at 10:31 AM, clearwater at peak.org wrote:
> 
> 
> Hi Bill,
> 
> Hermit Thrush is far and away the most likely small, spotted thrush for this time of year. 
> 
> If you get a good look, one thing to watch for is a tail that's noticeably more reddish/rusty than the back. They also make a low, soft "chup!" note, similar to Varied Thrush but a little softer.
> 
> Almost as endearing as bluebirds!
> 
> Joel
> 
> From: "Bill Gerth" <b_gerth at comcast.net>
> To: "Don Boucher" <donaboucher at gmail.com>, "Midvalley Birding Midvalley" <birding at midvalleybirding.org>, "Mid-Valley Nature" <mid-valley-nature at googlegroups.com>
> Sent: Monday, January 20, 2020 9:43:44 AM
> Subject: [ADV] [MidValleyNature:5159] backyard thrush
> 
> Hi folks, 
> 
> Happy MLK day! 
> 
> Hey...I saw a smallish brown thrush with a speckled breast in my backyard this morning. Any thoughts on which species this is likely to be? 
> If I see it again, I'll try to get a photo. 
> 
> Thanks! 
> Cheers, 
> Bill 
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