[TN-Bird] singing hermit thrush

  • From: Rikki Hall <rikki@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tn-bird@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 31 Mar 2010 08:34:44 -0400

I am petsitting for a friend, and when I arrived a few minutes ago, I 
was serenaded by a thrush in her backyard. I habitually thought 
"Swainson's" then realized March 31 is too early for that, and it dawned 
on me that I was hearing an overwintering hermit thrush gearing up for 
its trip north!

I've heard overwintering hermits sing before on rare occasions, but it 
has always been quiet, incomplete songs, "ghost" songs if you will. This 
fellow was in full voice for several minutes and went through the full 
song dozens of times. What a treat.

This observation occurred in the Mt. Olive community in southwestern 
Knox Co, and I made a 30-second recording by using my camera's movie mode.

Rikki Hall
Rockford, Blount Co.
=================NOTES TO SUBSCRIBER=====================

The TN-Bird Net requires you to SIGN YOUR MESSAGE with
first and last name, CITY (TOWN) and state abbreviation.
You are also required to list the COUNTY in which the birds
you report were seen.  The actual DATE OF OBSERVATION should
appear in the first paragraph.
      To post to this mailing list, simply send email to:
                To unsubscribe, send email to:
            with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field.
  TN-Bird Net is owned by the Tennessee Ornithological Society 
       Neither the society(TOS) nor its moderator(s)
        endorse the views or opinions expressed
        by the members of this discussion group.
         Moderator: Wallace Coffey, Bristol, TN
                Assistant Moderator Andy Jones
                         Cleveland, OH
               Assistant Moderator Dave Worley
                          Rosedale, VA
               Assistant Moderator Chris O'Bryan
                        Clarksville, TN
          Visit the Tennessee Ornithological Society
              web site at http://www.tnbirds.org
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 TN-Bird Net Archives at //www.freelists.org/archives/tn-bird/

                       MAP RESOURCES
Tenn.Counties Map at http://www.lib.utexas.edu/maps/states/tennessee3.gif
Aerial photos to complement google maps http://local.live.com


Other related posts:

  • » [TN-Bird] singing hermit thrush - Rikki Hall