I have a recording we did from our window in 1983. There are wood and
veery and a distant hermit. We didn't have any thrushes for 5 or so
years but this year I saw and heard hermit in May.
Tonight I heard a distant hermit. Then two weeks ago we had 2
wood for a week and now nothing. It's a little better. Is it habitat
On 6/21/12, David Rankin <[log in to unmask]> wrote:
> 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.
> David Rankin
> 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