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On the Trails: Ralston Island

...follow their harried parents through the trees. Songbirds still sang, even in late June; I heard a song sparrow, hermit thrush and ruby-crowned kinglet. One hermit scolded us severely, using notes I'd not heard before, so we must have been too...
Tutunov to give recital, lead classes in Juneau

Thrush Hill Music Studio will host a piano concert, lessons and a master class with...Northern Light Church. Tickets are $25/$18 and are available through Thrush Hill, will be offered June...
Thrush Hill Music recital scheduled for April 18 and 19

Thrush Hill Music presents a "Trios and Soliloquies" recital at 7:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, and Saturday, April 19, at Resurrection...
Rainy Day Hike

...nesting in the muskeg meadows at 1600', and always get a chuckle as they squawk at us. The buzzing whistle of the Varied Thrush sounded repeatedly in the woods and the meadows, and on the way down in the woods we were fortunate to see a Red Breasted Sapsucker...
On the Trails: Going to Granite Creek Basin the basin and the bushes were mostly pressed flat. All along the trail the birds were singing - hermit thrushes and varied thrushes and ruby-crowned kinglets in the trees, Wilson's warblers, fox sparrows, and orange-crowned warblers...
Perambulations in June

...the late-arriving Swainson's thrushes are here, sounding off with their distinctive rising notes. Hermit thrushes have been here for a while, but they're...eggshells on the ground). A few varied thrushes and ruby-crowned kinglets could...
Who was that masked bird?

...and tail, along with the color, I can narrow it down to a sparrow or one of the littler thrushes. The white on its head is the giveaway though. Thrushes don't have white on top of their heads, so I deducted my furtive fugitive was a white-crowned...
Photo: Eating like a bird

An adolescent varied thrush makes a quick meal of red berries from an elderberry tree in Douglas on Sunday.
A flood of crocus

The song of the varied thrush rings out in the still bare woods. It is the first crack in the winter wall, and like a rush of pent up emotion, the spring...
USFS invites public to International Migratory Bird Day

...acres of forested habitat, the Tongass is a destination for songbirds. Locally, most small-sized birds like warblers, thrushes and hummingbirds are migratory, and many return to start their nests in May.The event is an opportunity to see these travelers...


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