[CT Birds] Thrush ID? Rt 44 powerlines

Kathy Van Der Aue kvda at optonline.net
Fri May 30 21:57:41 EDT 2008


I would lean toward the Swainson's thrush although the eye ring isn't as 
buffy as I am used to seeing , it may just be the coloration of the photo. 
I think of gray-cheeked as having a plainer face and a few more spots.  Just 
my 2¢

Kathy Van Der Aue, Southport, CT
kvda at optonline.net

----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Steve Ballentine" <list at ballentine-capital.com>
To: <ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org>
Sent: Friday, May 30, 2008 4:11 PM
Subject: [CT Birds] Thrush ID? Rt 44 powerlines


> Yesterday at 10:30am I was walking the West Hartford powerlines (south of 
> Rt
> 44) and heard a tremendous commotion from about 6 feet into the woods on 
> the
> east side of the trail. I walked into the woods to see two thrushes making 
> a
> racket. I was able to photograph both birds; one was clearly a wood thrush
> and the other thrush I can't ID but leaning toward Gray-Cheeked. Can 
> someone
> with more expertise than I check this bird out in the photos at the link
> below and ID it? May be a bird worth noting.
>
> http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=Ballentine
> <http://www.dotphoto.com/go.asp?l=Ballentine&P=&AID=5282367&CID=0&T=1&E=Y>
> &P=&AID=5282367&CID=0&T=1&E=Y
>
>
>
> Steve Ballentine
>
>
>
> P.S. Also of interest there yesterday was a Yellow-Bellied Flycatcher 
> (heard
> only) and a family of 5 American Woodcocks probing the earth just off one 
> of
> the trails going into the woods to the east off the main trail under the
> powerlines.
>
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