I'm not a very good birder. But I knew enough to know that I saw one yesterday I didn't recognize. I did manage to get a picture that's in fairly good focus, and it looks like a juvenile something.
After that, I'm done. The thought crossed my mind that it might be getting spots on its throat. I sent the picture off to the local bird guru, Dave Dister.
He says it's a young thrush, either a Hermit Thrush or a Wood Thrush. Both have spotted throats. In either case, I love to hear them sing. They are pretty elusive... usually seen but not heard. I've only ever seen a few adults (remember, I'm not a great birder).
I'm happy to have seen this one, and captured it in pixels.
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