Saturday, December 9, 2017

Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus) - 11Oct2015 & 14Oct2018

Per Cornell: "More likely to be heard than seen, Swainson’s Thrushes enliven summer mornings and evenings with their upward-spiraling, flutelike songs. During fall and spring migration, their soft, bell-like overhead “peeps” may be mistaken for the calls of frogs. These largely arboreal foragers pluck berries, glean bugs from leaves, or perch on branches and stumps. They also bound across the forest floor to catch insect prey. They breed in the north and the mountainous West, but they become very widespread during migration."

Here is an unusual photo in that usually they are somewhat shy and stay in the cover.  This one was hopping around the Fort Fisher parking lot in 2018.

This photo was taken in Brian P's yard near Falls Lake, NC.

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