Date: 11/8/17 4:08 pm
From: Ted Floyd <tfloyd...>
Subject: Re: [nfc-l] Gray-cheeked thrush?
Sure looks (and sounds) like it to me. I think you can even rule out
Bicknell's, haha.

As you say, it is exciting. This brings up something I've been meaning to
propose: Given how many Gray-cheeked and Swainson's thrushes are actually
seen in Britain, it occurs to me that it might be cool to put up a detector
on the Isles of Scilly pointing out toward the ocean. Especially near a
light, if there is one. We all know the truism that you can hear more
Gray-cheeks in an hour than you might see in a lifetime. If that applies to
thrushes excitedly approaching the British Isles, imagine how many thrushes
you might detect that way.

Best, --Ted

Ted Floyd
Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado


Ted Floyd
Editor, *Birding* magazine
Managing Editor, *North American Birds*

The ABA Blog:

On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Debbie Leick <dleick...> wrote:

> Hey folks,
> Could this be anything other than a Gray-cheeked Thrush? We get many
> Swainson's Thrush but this is so different. Recorded in Victor, MT,
> 9/14/17, ~5:45am. It would be a first for us since we began monitoring in
> 2012. Also, I could not find any records of GCTH west of the Montana
> continental divide in either eBird or the MT Natural Heritage Program
> database. So if it is, a very exciting record for us!
> Thanks in advance for any guidance!
> Debbie
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