Sunday, October 02, 2016

October 2 - Garret Mountain

A nice surprise was in order today at Garret Mountain as a Bicknell's Thrush was seen.   The bird was spotted in the Wet Area at the north end of Barbour Pond, and to confirm the ID my friend Bill tested it's response to the playback of calls. The bird did not respond to the Gray-Cheeked Thrush call however it did immediately come closer when hearing the Bicknell's Thrush call.

Here is a nice image of this species, and the link in the credit gives a concise synopsis of the history: