This morning we had a newly arrived Hermit Thrush singing in our woods. They have the most beautiful song, very ethereal. On way to tell their song from that of the similar Wood Thrush song is that the Hermit Thrush sits on the first note. Listen to its song here.
What a treat.
If you would like to learn more about bird songs, see our Stokes Field Guide To Bird Songs, CDs.
Photo © Lillian Stokes, 2007