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Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 18 9:08 pm
by jewill
I would appreciate if someone could positively ID this bird. The Merlin app says it is a Veery! I don't think so because that's a fairly uncommon bird and both of these pics were taken from my patio in suburban Surrey. I was fooling around with my camera settings, hence the graininess. Thanks!

ImageSwainson's Thrush (Juvenile) by Jewill on Flickr

ImageSwainson's Thrush (Juvenile) by Jewill on Flickr

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 19 1:01 pm
by northvanrob
I would say that yes, this looks like a Swainson's Thrush juvenile!

See the gape!

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 19 3:29 pm
by jewill
northvanrob wrote:
Jul 19 1:01 pm
I would say that yes, this looks like a Swainson's Thrush juvenile!

See the gape!s
Thanks Rob. I thought it was a Swainson’s but when Merlin said it was a Veery I started doubting myself :| . As 1 of my former teachers said “1st impressions are usually right”. I’ll have to remember to heed that advice.

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 22 10:46 am
by northvanrob
In Surrey BC you are most likely to see a Swainson's Thrush than a Veery, who's range in more inland!

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 24 9:39 pm
by stumblingpiper
Nice photos, Judy! In December, we can call it a Veery ... lol.

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 25 1:08 pm
by jewill
stumblingpiper wrote:Nice photos, Judy! In December, we can call it a Veery ... lol.
Thanks!
And if you don’t have one by then by all means, let’s call it a Veery. :P

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 25 7:26 pm
by zwest
Seems veery unlikely...

Re: Swainson's Thrush?

Posted: Jul 25 7:50 pm
by jewill
zwest wrote:Seems veery unlikely...
Oh now that’s just bad. :roll:
Wish I thought of it myself. :lol: