Some Birds I have seen On Our Camden Campus

Pictures taken by Panasonic GS19

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Wood Thrush

Frame clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB showing rusty-head (9/7/2006)  Mouse click on image to see presentation.


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Wood Thrush at BSB

Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19  BSB (9/7/2006).  Mouse click on pictures to see videos.

While doing the research on the Hermit Thrush I was noting some the subtle points of difference between Thrushes.  A few days later I was looking at a small piece of Thrush video that I had labeled as Swainson's but noticed very strong spotting far down its front.  This type of spotting was mentioned in the literature regarding the Wood Thrush.  Also mentioned were stripes on the cheeks which can easily be seen here in the second image.  These shots were taken on September 7, 2006.

Frames clipped from video Panasonic GS-19 at BSB (9/7/2006)  Mouse click on image to see presentations.

Click here for quick sound file of this bird.    In Real format.

I didn't realize what this bird was until mid-December 2006.  I had shot the video on September 7, 2006 and made a quick presentation with Microsoft's Movie Maker which you can view above labeled "Wood Thrush at BSB".  As mentioned above I never added it to the WEB page.  Reviewing the clip and seeing that this bird was a Wood Thrush I went back to the original tape and made a more through presentation using the Pinnacle Studio software that I normally use for these pages.  There was one frame that shows a reddish color on the back of the head.  There is also some audio of the birds "song".  The long video attached to the first frame has four segments to it.  First, it shows a Catbird rummaging through the leaf litter.  Second, we see the Wood Thrush at ground level.  It is blurred at first but shows the reddish head color.  It then comes into focus and we see the spotted front - first three frames here.  Third, the bird moves up into the Serviceberry bush - the last two frames.  Here we see the spots going almost to the tail.  Fourth, in the final sequence we see a bird chasing another bird.  I think the Catbird is being chased by a Carolina Wren.  I had thought the Thrush was doing the chasing but the bird looks too small and when it turns away there is a streak of white past its eye which is suggestive of the Wren. 




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