Thanks to Chris for finding this bird on opening fishing weekend, May 14th. This Wood Thrush is a little north of its’ normal range which generally is south of here in the deciduous woods. Our area is more coniferous, or mostly evergreen pine trees. The Wood Thrush is categorized as “rare” in Voyageurs National Park according to their literature.
This bird is still hanging around and I was able to get this rather bad shot last weekend. He was really hard to get to sit still, he was flying all over the place singing his beautiful song all the while. Of all the “spot-breasted” Thrushes that occur in North America, the Wood Thrush has to have the most beautiful song. Our Hermit Thrushes also have a wonderful song that is most often heard around here. Swainson’s Thrushes also breed at Crane Lake and their song is also quite lovely. Then there’s the Veery, how can it get any prettier! You’ll just have to find out for yourself by visiting Crane Lake. I am curious, which is your favorite bird song?