I was not only nearer to some of those which commonly frequent the garden and the orchard, but to those smaller and more thrilling songsters of the forest which never, or rarely, serenade a villager -- the wood thrush, the veery, the scarlet tanager, the field sparrow, the whip-poor-will, and many others.
This small lake was of most value as a neighbor in the intervals of a gentle rain-storm in August, when, both air and water being perfectly still, but the sky overcast, mid-afternoon had all the serenity of evening, and the wood thrush sang around, and was heard from shore to shore.
There are some intervals which border the strain of the wood thrush
, to which I would migrate--wild lands where no settler has squatted; to which, methinks, I am already acclimated.
, at the nest, feeding hungry chicks Image Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto
Fifteen (88 %) of the long-distance migrants in April were Swainson's Thrush, the other two were Wood Thrush
and a Ruby-throated Hummingbird.
This 21 d period corresponds to the postfledging-dependent period in the closely related Swainson's Thrush (Catharus ustulatus; White and Faaborg, 2008) and Wood Thrush
(Hylocichla mustelina; Anders et al., 1998).
Regular inhabitants of mature oak forests include black-throated blue warbler, scarlet tanager, and wood thrush
. The large patches of young forest attract brown thrashers, chestnut-sided warblers, and eastern towhees.
The horticulture report was about Hardy Hibiscus and ornithology was about the Wood Thrush
SCENIC VISTAS at the end of trails, trout pools in fast-moving streams, song of the wood thrush
, and the smell of pines all quickly come to mind when I think about the field of forest conservation.
Migrating ducks are common visitors, along with wild turkey, least bittern, Mississippi kite, red-headed woodpecker, and wood thrush
. Occasionally, the American white pelican and Bald Eagle will stop here.
A positive correlation was noted between Neotropical species richness and riparian buffer width, however no difference in species richness was noted between medium and wide sites suggesting that widening riparian buffers to 75 m in the agricultural Midwest would be a practical conservation target and help protect all but the most area-sensitive species such as Acadian Flycatcher (Empidona.x virescens) and Wood Thrush