Being a newcomer to the state I can't speak about trends, but in terms of
thrushes, most of the ones I've heard have been hermit, with Veery coming
in a distant 2nd, just ahead of Wood Thrush. I've also noticed that I
detect more Wood Thrushes in the first hour after dawn, then I mostly just
hear them calling or see them.
On Wed, Jun 20, 2012 at 8:55 PM, Pat Folsom <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> Mad Birders were also surprised to notice an absence of Wood Thrushes in
> our Granville monitoring site on June 7 and 17th. usually there are
> Pat in Waitsfield
> > Did my point counts for VCE's Forest Bird Monitoring Project on Green
> > Mon a.m. and practically stepped on a Turkey - the neck was gray and
> > looked somewhat featherless so I though it was one of this year's
> > altho surprised to see only one bird. Lo and behold, a flurry of maybe
> > 2-3 day old chicks suddenly started scattering from the depression where
> > Mom flushed. Must be a second brood.
> > What was sad about the specie tally was the absence of Wood Thrushes.
> > Only 2 heard in the heavily wooded forest over a 2 hr period.
> > Ruth Stewart
> > E. Dorset, VT