After my wonderful dawn experience listening to thrush flight calls this morning, Don and I headed off to hike on the North Country trail between Mayburg Rd not far from Heart's Content down southeast through the Minister Creek valley and ending on Minister Rd. From the parking area and for the first hour, it was another absolutely magical experience with the woods surrounding us just literally alive with Swainson's thrush, and several wood thrush as well. Birds were giving all the different calls around me, water droplet the most, then "peeper" calls, then chip burr calls (Sibley name), and several were whisper singing also. Overwhelming to try to count them as I moved along the trail, I saw a fair number up in the mid level of hemlock. I tried my best to be conservative, my eBird total was 28 over the 5.5 mile stretch, I believe there were certainly more present. Later in the trail I happened along several more silent birds, and they were rather high up in cucumber magnolia trees feeding. A brown creeper singing, and several warblers, sapsuckers and ravens but the thrushes were the highlight of my day, one I will always remember.