Keep some of your yard messy. All our thrushes of either kind have been heard &/or seen in thickets edging the open areas. These are rather large thickets--several acres, and do border the WMA, which just across the road has become a jungle. Other parts are regularly plowed up and planted with grasses & millet, formerly corn until feral hogs laid waste to it.
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> On Nov 2, 2018, at 12:31 PM, Daniel Mason <millipede1977...> wrote:
> I hope people don't get tired of additional questions. :) I'll have more topics coming soon including some info requests on even more plants for my yard and two topics on city lake in Siloam Springs.
> Between normal procrastination and yardwork and such, I'll get to those sooner or later.
> I've been seeing reports this fall for hermit thrushes and so far, I haven't seen any. I am wondering if their habitat requirements change throughout the year... or, more likely, SOME of the habitat they like is what changes during the year and they focus on stuff that they prefer that hasn't changed as much. Hopefully that thought isn't too confusing.
> This past spring, we had hermit thrushes all over while they migrated through. You couldn't go outside without hearing and seeing a couple, AND wood thrushes. They seemed to enjoy the woods around our house. A couple springs ago we even had an invisible yet very vocal veery pass through...
> But is our yard THAT different in the fall that other people have reported hermit thrushes(quite a bit it seems) and we haven't seen or heard any in our yard? It's possible some have passed through briefly without us knowing but with all the other reports and how much they liked our yard earlier in the year, I was just a bit surprised we haven't seen any.
> Daniel Mason
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