Thursday, April 15, 2010

Three Deep Woods Birds

These three birds are fairly common in New England and were all photographed in Dogtown. The first is the Eastern Phoebe. They are just arriving for the breading season.Eastern Phoebe 4-10-2010 9-52-44 AM
Next we have the Hermit Thrush, the Vermont state bird. Their flutelike song is a familiar sound in the woods but the Hermit thrush is shy and tends to prefer brushy undergrowth. This was one of two that I saw. Are they staying or just passing through?
Hermit Thrush 4-10-2010 10-33-07 AM
Finally is the Black-capped Chickadee. Always delight to have as a companion in the woods.
Black-capped Chickadee 4-10-2010 10-15-12 AM

7 comments:

Chris said...

Hi Steve,
And you got three perfect pictures of them... I hope I will be able to add the two first ones on my birdie list one day ;-) I really love the black-cap chickadee picture, the light is perfect on it as well as the attitude. So the breeders have arrived around your area!

Comme un battement de cils said...

Bonjour,
Joli blog , une belle découverte .
Bonne journée.

Eve said...

I love the songs of the Thrushes!! Great birds and great photos Steve.

The Early Birder said...

Good to see you have some migrants back locally. Cracking shots Steve.

Roy said...

Thats a great Chickadee shot Steve.

Johnny Nutcase said...

Nice shots of all three - glad the thrush came out into view (really like those birds!). Excellent close-up of the chickadee :)

Chris Petrak said...

Gorgeous hermit thrush - love the photo

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