Sunday, September 19, 2010

Thrush Thrush Thrush (and no Thrush)

Our little city yard is surrounded by Virginia Creeper.  Lots of the neighbors have it, too!  So we get lots of Thrushes in the fall.  They come in the spring, too, but don't stay long.  I figure they only stop by to make sure the creeper is still there!!

Thrushes are often very cooperative, actually sitting still long enough for (gasp!) photos to be taken!

We've gotten Hermit Thrushes, Swainson Thrushes, and Grey-Cheeked Thrushes.  But never a Veery.  As far as I can tell, there should be Veeries in the area, but I've never even seen one.  Maybe this fall!

Swainsons Thrushes have buffy cheeks.

Gray-Cheeked Thrushes have (wait for it) grey cheeks.


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