Swainson’s Thrush – 5/27/19

Observer: Paul Lauenstein

Observation Date: 5/27/19

Observation Time: 9:35 a.m.

Observation Location: Conservation land near Morse & Lakeview

Common Name: Swainson’s Thrush

Scientific Name: Catharus ustulatus

Comments: I lucked into this one. As I was walking down a trail through the woods I saw it fly from the trail up to a nearby branch, and I got just one photo before it flew away. I assumed it was a hermit thrush, but a friend studied the photo and told me it’s a Swainson’s. I had never seen one before.

More Information: All About Birds