[CT Birds] Probable BICKNELL'S THRUSH-Greenwich sat, sun 5/16-5/17

Kathy Van Der Aue kathyvda at gmail.com
Tue May 19 08:08:57 EDT 2015


Stefan, you might want to send the recording to Chris Rimmer for
confirmation of this very exciting find.  crimmer at vtecostudies.org


Kathy Van Der Aue
Southport, Connecticut
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On Tue, May 19, 2015 at 7:22 AM, Stefan Martin via CTBirds <
ctbirds at lists.ctbirding.org> wrote:

> Early Saturday morning I observed a singing 'type' Thrush in the pouring
> rain at Laddin's Rock in Greenwich. From what i heard through the rain, the
> birds song most closely resembled that of a Bicknell's Thrush. The next day
> I birded the area in hopes of re-finding the bird (and of course warblers).
> I ended up with 17 species of Warbler and audio recording of what I am now
> nearly certain is a BICKNELL'S THRUSH. The bird was singing on and off for
> nearly 10 minutes. I noticed a full Thrush song ending on an upslur.  I
> understand this can sometimes vary and am waiting on expert feedback for
> confirmation. In the recordings you can clearly here the end note and two
> different pitched call notes. I figured this was worth posting considering
> we don't often get singing Bick here in migration.
>
> Happy Birding,
> Stefan Martin
> Stamford
>
> Sent from my iPhone
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