[CT Birds] Hermit Thrushes Rule!
dianetucker01 at comcast.net
Mon Jul 19 08:04:30 EDT 2010
I love the hermit thrush, but I am going with the Veery. Not the "veer, veer" but the descending, flute-like song. The Thrushes are beyond compare in my book. Thanks for a fun discussion, Paul. Diane
On Jul 18, 2010, at 11:32 PM, Dana Campbell wrote:
> I totally agree, Paul. I have always found the Hermit Thrush song the most
> beautiful and haunting of all our thrushes. Many of my friends favor the
> Veery, and I also love the Wood Thrushes, but the Hermit Thrushes really
> know how to work the acoustics of the woodlands. Just hearing them sing has
> got to have healing powers. It certainly delights the soul.
> Dana Campbell, Priest in Charge
> Church of the Good Shepherd, Hartford
> dana.l.campbell at gmail.com
> "The hummingbird in flight is a water-spark, an incandescent drop of
> American fire, the jungle's flaming re'sume', a heavenly, precise rainbow:
> the hummingbird is an arc, a golden thread, a green bonfire!"
> --from Ode to the Hummingbird
> by Pablo Neruda
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