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Saturday, June 7, 2008

Swainson's Thrush

Real strength is not just a condition of one's muscle, but a tenderness in one's spirit.
~ McCallister Dodds

click here to hear the Swainson's song


Suzanne said...

Thrushes are my favorite bird singers (Mockingbirds a close second). This Swainson's looks so unassuming. Difficult to tell what a beautiful singer she is. This year I have finally been appreciating the true Robin song (as opposed to alarm and general communication calls) that tells they really are a member of the thrush family. I have some great singers in the yard.

robin andrea said...

Oh the Swainson's thrush sings my favorite song. That sound is the sound of faraway summertime. Such a pretty little bird.

Dawn said...

thank you ladies, I just added the song for anyone that wants to hear it. It is a summer song Robin!

Don't Bug Me! said...

Thanks for linking your bird photos to their songs. One of my goals this year is to try and recognise a few more bird songs - I am really bad at it at the moment!

Jay said...

Swainson's Thrush looks very much like our Mistle Thrush - which in turn looks similar to our Song Thrush! Beautiful singers, both of them. And yes - it's easy to forget that the Robin is a member of the family, until they sing.

I can't hear the song, because I don't have Real Player. I'm going to try to find it though!

Lee's River said...

and great quote too.