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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Brown bird with speckled chest running on the ground

Photo via Wikimedia Commons
I saw a new face in the garden… Along with the doves, robins, and White-crowned Sparrows visiting my Fly-thru feeder I saw a couple Wood Thrushes! Their size and movements are similar to an American Robin but they have warm cinnamon-brown back feathers and a creamy colored chest with brown speckles. Too Cute!

They will probably move on soon but I was glad they thought my yard was a safe stopover place. Wood thrushes spend winters in Mexico and Central America but nest in deciduous and mixed forests in the eastern U.S. where there are large trees.

The males are one of the first songsters to be heard in the morning and among the last in the evening, with their haunting ee-oh-lay song.

Related Articles:
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Sparrow with white stripes on head http:/white-crowned sparrow.html
A closer look at Mourning Doves http://mourning-doves.html
Male and female American Robin http:/american-robin.html
Best New Fly-thu Feeder http:/fly-thu-feeder.html

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