Sunday, May 1, 2016

Gray-cheeked Thrush and Red-eyed Vireo at South Padre Island


Though not as colorful as some of the migrating birds, Gray-cheeked Thrush is a real treat for most of us since they nest in Alaska and arctic areas of Canada.

I have seen this species at least once in far southeastern Lamar, Colorado but not such good looks as here. This one was actually cooperative, out in the open.
While some more eastern folks are fortunate to have Red-eyed Vireos breeding in their area many of us see them mostly on migration.
We actually get this species in the spring in my town in south central Colorado but I usually see them from underneath as they sing from a tree above me so I enjoyed getting a number of good pics of this one. SeEtta