Date: 10/4/19 4:26 pm From: Roy Gerig <roygerig...> Subject: [obol] Swainson's Thrush Yardbirds, and poor little shorebirds
Today just like last week I have seen many SWAINSON'S THRUSHES in my yard, 12 or more and I wasn't outside very long, 30 minutes, early afternoon, and saw the birds silently moving through just stopping and resting and picking at things to eat for a little while. The same thing happened a week ago. I have not seen numbers of SWTH like these outside of June in places in wet forests in the Coast Range or Cascades where they are the most common nesting bird. Here, they move around in brushy covered places, totally silent. My yard is connected to what might be a migration corridor for them, the Willamette River
Also today I mailed my family about yesterday's surgery that went well, and that I had a Stint placed inside me and can't wait to get it out next week. After sending it I saw my error and told them it should be Stent, and that Stint is a type of small sandpiper. Sister Norma answered back "I am sure glad that you don't have a poor little shorebird locked up inside you, then"