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Hmm, you want to swap a few? (Kidding).  To me, thrush songs are part of what makes summer (and spring) so worth looking forward to...it just seems a bit worrisome, but it's good to hear they are not absent in most places.
Jane S 

Saint George


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From: Maeve Kim <[log in to unmask]>
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Sent: Sat, 24 May 2008 3:03 pm
Subject: Re: [VTBIRD] Veery question







I've had a different experience - lots of veerys, some hermit thrushes but not a single wood thrush yet. I miss their beautiful song. 
 

I haven't noticed relative quiet this spring, or a reduction in species. (This morning, the Audubon walk at Mills Riverside Park yielded well over thirty species.) 
 

Maeve Kim 

Jericho Center 
 


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> While I had seen a few veerys (veeries?) flitting through the > undergrowth several weeks ago, and had heard one or two early, > rusty verses of veery verbalization, I have not since heard any > veery songs in our woods. Normally, by this time of year, there > would be many competing males jousting for their territories with > their descending flute-like songs. 

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> We have hermits and wood thrushes sharing the woods, singing away, > but this is the first year without their fellow thrush singing > along as well...am I wrong to feel some concern as to why and what > and how, etc? Any others experiencing the same gap this year? I > know some others had posted remarks about the lack of veeries about > a month ago, and I wonder if they have since made their appearance > in that area. 

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> In general, the woods see, quieter, or rather sound like there is > less variety. Fewer warblers as well, and hopefully the peewees > will be back, as always, they are typically among the last of the > songbirds to return and resume vocalizing. 

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