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Something Wild: Thrushes, A Sure Sign of Spring!
Unfortunately, passing the Equinox, doesn't flip a switch on the weather. While we may be ready for spring temperatures and mild breezes, this week's winds and cold are a reminder that winter will not "go quietly into that good night." While it may not feel like spring, take solace from the fact that heading back to New Hampshire from the tropics, right now, are some of the most melodious songsters that we have: the woodland thrushes. Turdidae is the Latin classification for the Thrush family, which includes robins and bluebirds. But today we'll focus on three branches of that family tree that spend a lot of time in the forest. We'll also go over their calls because unlike their more brightly-plumed cousins, robin and bluebird, you might not see these thrush. They are camouflaged to blend in with the sun-dappled forest floor and you'll probably hear them before you see them. The Veery's call is one that will stop you in your tracks. The distinctive sound seems to be played through a
2018-03-23 12:42:00 UTC

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