On May 20, 2014, nutsaboutnature from Algonquin, IL (Zone 5a) wrote:
I saw a Swainson's Thrush for the first time a few days ago. It was totally by accident since they blend in so well with their surroundings.
After listening to some of their assorted songs on a couple of bird websites, I realized I'd been hearing their beautiful songs for a while before ever seeing one.
They're elusive and pretty quick so I found it hard to get decent pictures, but watching them was fascinating.
One of them I watched appeared to be eating grubs (a real plus). Unfortunately they only visit my area during migration.