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Ally

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Took a walk in the ravine, too windy. saw a bird size slightly bigger than a house sparrow, redish tail. back feathers were reddish brown with no specks or bars, whitish chest.  and stayed among the fallen branches on the ground.
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I searched. And I think it could be a veery.
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It is far more likely to be a Hermit Thrush. Veery thrush, Wood thrush, Swainson's thrush
arrive soon but I think it is still too early for them. You said "no specks" when describing
the bird's tail and back, or did you mean a breast without streaks? A Hermit definitely
has streaking on the chest. A Brown Thrasher is also ruddy-brown and arrives early but
it also has prominent streaks on its breast. It is also slightly bigger and sleek and elongated.


Hermit thrush


Veery thrush


Hermit thrush


Brown thrasher in April
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Quote from: "Shortsighted"
It is far more likely to be a Hermit Thrush. Veery thrush, Wood thrush, Swainson's thrush
arrive soon but I think it is still too early for them. You said "no specks" when describing
the bird's tail and back, or did you mean a breast without streaks? A Hermit definitely
has streaking on the chest. A Brown Thrasher is also ruddy-brown and arrives early but
it also has prominent streaks on its breast. It is also slightly bigger and sleek and elongated.


Hermit thrush


Veery thrush


Hermit thrush


Brown thrasher in April

Hi, I went again and it kept going down and behind the millions of branches, couldn't see his chest, this time I got a better look at his face though, good for a hermit thrush. Thanks
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Quote from: "Ally"
Took a walk in the ravine, too windy. saw a bird size slightly bigger than a house sparrow, redish tail. back feathers were reddish brown with no specks or bars, whitish chest.  and stayed among the fallen branches on the ground.


yes...the hermits are back
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Quote from: "lovemypt"
Quote from: "Ally"
Took a walk in the ravine, too windy. saw a bird size slightly bigger than a house sparrow, redish tail. back feathers were reddish brown with no specks or bars, whitish chest.  and stayed among the fallen branches on the ground.


yes...the hermits are back
Thanks Dave, I went to the same spot today, but couldn't find him any more. I heard Ruby-crowned singing today, thought it was from a warbler. Never knew they sing a melody. I thought it was be more like yellow-crowned's
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Found him!
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