All shot at Lafitte's Cove, Galveston, Texas.
Several people mentioned seeing an ovenbird. Is one or all of these birds an ovenbird? If not, what are they?
1 & 2 are Wood or Hermit Thrush, 3 & 4 possible Oven Bird from what I can see in pic. Oven Bird have a set of dark stripes running down its head starting at the base of its beak
I think this is a "Swainson's Thrush" due to the fact I see no reddish tint on it at all. It does resemble a Hermit Thrush, but the Hermit has reddish wings and tail. Not a Wood Thrush - their streaks are more like dark spots. Donna is right about the crown stripes on an Ovenbird, that surround an orange stripe. I see no evidence of that here.
Thanks. I never heard the birders out there mention a Swainson's, so that would be very cool.