Sunday, May 03, 2009
Bird Photography Weekly
After returning from a week of warbler watching with the New River Birding Festival, I walked around the backyard, checking the plants for growth, insects, etc. To my surprise, I heard a thrush song with an echo in it. Could this possibly be a Hermit Thrush? In my backyard? Rushing in for the binoculars and camera, I was pleased to find a Swainson's Thrush instead. This is the third year straight I've found one of these birds during the first weekend in May. This is the first time, though, that it has appeared in my yard! How delightful to hear it singing a duet with itself as well.