Whether its the flute-like song of our state bird the hermit thrush
or the trills and beeps of a song sparrow, the forests and fields of Vermont become awash with music each spring.
Look now for yellow-bellied sapsucker, winter wren, golden-crowned kinglet, hermit thrush
, fox sparrow and pine warbler.
and Canada warbler, as well as red-shouldered and broad-winged hawks, are also present, but less common.
The species which were most affected within our study for this region include the American Kestrel, Black-Crowned Night-Heron, Double-Crested Cormorant, Eastern Phoebe, Hermit Thrush
, Ruby-Crowned Kinglet, Savannah Sparrow, Warbling Vireo, Yellow-bellied Sapsucker, the Horned Lark, and the Northern Shrike (Tables 3 and 4).
Additional species identified and studied include several species of bats, insects, moths and butterflies, multiple birds including hermit thrush
, scarlet tanager, northern cardinal, blue jay, European Starling, red-bellied woodpecker, and Eastern screech owl.
The penultimate piece was 'A Hermit Thrush
at Evening, Opus 92, No.1'' by the American composer Amy Beach (1867-1944).
To evaluate potential differences in fitness relative to phenological period, we estimated mass change in 13 species of landbird migrants [Red-eyed Vireo (Vireo olivaceus), Ruby-crowned Kinglet (Regulus calendula), Hermit Thrush
(Catharus guttatus), Veery (Catharus fuscescens), Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina), Gray Catbird (Dumetella carolinensis), Blue-winged Warbler (Vermivora pinus), Nashville Warbler (Vermivara mficapilla), Magnolia Warbler (Setophaga magnolia), Chestnut-sided Warbler (Setophaga pensylvanica), Ovenbird (Seiurus aurocapillus), Common Yellowthroat (Geothlypis trichas), and White-throated Sparrow (Zonotrichia albicollis) ].
Conifer habitats had no significant indicator species associated only with this habitat, but they shared four significant indicator species typical of coniferous forest (Dark-eyed Junco Junco hyemalis, Chipping Sparrow Spizella passerina, Gray Jay Perisoreous canadensis, and Hermit Thrush
Catharus guttatus) with wetland sites.
Macrohabitat use, microhabitat use, and foraging behavior of the Hermit Thrush
and Veery in a northern Wisconsin forest.
Other state birds at risk include brown pelican (Louisiana), California gull (Utah), hermit thrush
(Vermont), mountain bluebird (Idaho and Nevada), ruffed grouse (Pennsylvania), purple finch (New Hampshire), and wood thrush (Washington, D.C.).
The Gilfeather was first bred in Vermont, and Losh has included images of the state animals: the Morgan horse, brook trout and hermit thrush
. It's a happy menagerie, fit for a children's book.
His takes on several Cummings "thrush" poems are also well done: regarding the poem "rainsweet," Moe even breaks out a stopwatch to a Cornell Lab of Ornithology recording of the hermit thrush
in a bold attempt to clarify the poem's timing and pauses (71).