Where we live on Snake Mountain in Cornwall and Bridport in the Addison 
County Champlain Valley Lowlands, I rarely if ever hear any Hermit 
Thrushes.  About the only time they get on a daily list is when I see 
them during migration.   I can occasionally hear or encounter one higher 
up on the mountain.

Wood Thrushes, however, are always present from late April through early 
August.  Mornings and evenings we typically hear 3 to 6 singers from the 
house.  And it is not uncommon to hear one or two at various times of 
the day.

Veerys are nearly as common as the Wood Thrushes, heard either in song 
or via their call.  They arrive about a week later than the Wood 
Thrushes and depart about two weeks earlier.


On 6/21/2012 2:29 PM, David Rankin 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
>> several.
>> Pat in Waitsfield
>>> Did my point counts for VCE's Forest Bird Monitoring Project on Green
>> Peak
>>> 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
>> young...
>>> 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