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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...
On the Trails: Out and about in mid-June

...A friend and I went into Sheep Creek Valley one morning, to listen to bird songs. I especially wanted to hear Swainson's thrush, whose vigorous, upward-spiraling song is beautiful, and Sheep Creek Valley is usually a good place to do that. We entered...
On Writing: The existential keyboard

I hear the trill of a thrush in the woods across the river. The dogs hear it too and look up from...dawn every weekend morning, the dogs and I, and this is the first thrush we've heard this year. By next weekend the thrushes will be in...
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...
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...
Glacier center home to diverse wildlife

...American redstart, and northern waterthrush), dark-eyed junco, American robin, Lincoln sparrow, hermit thrush, and Swainson's thrush. I missed the Tennessee warbler that had been reported for this area. This cool and dry June was a good...
Running water is sound of spring for beavers

The songs of the robin and the varied thrush are sure signs of spring for many folks in Juneau. But for beavers, the sound of running water is the song of spring. Swedish...
Pansies are remembrances of love

...breath of spring sweeping us along into the new season, the annual arrival of the first pansies is like hearing the varied thrush singing in the daybreak. It signals the change of life, shaking off of snow and darkness and opening the season of joy and...
Writers Weir: A poem by Richard Stokes

You may describe the song of the varied thrush as a buzzy whistle or a series of toneless trills in different keys, but what you actually hear are the rusty gates of spring reopening.


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