Friday, September 18, 2009

Gray-cheeked Thrush

Highlights: Gray-cheeked Thrush, Northern Waterthrush

Given that it finally felt like fall this morning we were hoping for a nice push of migrants today. That did not happen, but there was still decent activity. Sightings today included Northern Goshawk, Sharp-shinned and Red-tailed Hawk, Belted Kingfisher, Nashville, Magnolia, and Blackpoll Warblers, American Redstart, and Savannah, Lincoln's and White-crowned Sparrow.

Bald Eagle
Chris Neri


Jacob said...

The thrush almost appears to be a Swainson's thrush with the presence of the buffy eye ring and spectacled look.

Allen Chartier said...

I agree, this looks more like a Swainson's Thrush than Gray-cheeked. I've never seen this much paleness in the supra-loral area of any Gray-cheeked that I've observed or banded.