Saturday, September 24, 2011

Camera Critters #181

It’s 91 degrees as I type this post…it’s also the first day of Fall.

But today, I heard a bird which is generally a sign of Winter coming.

That bird is the Townsend’s Solitaire.

A member of the same family the American Robin is in, it can normally be seen at the tops of trees, calling.

The bird is overall grayish with buff colored patches on the wings and  a complete white ring around its eyes.

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Towsend's Solitaire 1

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9 comments:

eileeninmd said...

Great bird and sighting. I love second shot with the bird on the treetop. Have a great weekend!

Misty Dawn said...

It's very pretty! I can't believe winter is approaching! Did I miss summer???

Annie @ButteryBooks said...

How wonderful to hear the Townsend's Solitaire on the first day of fall. I love learning more about our feathered friends on this wonderful meme.

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VioletSky said...

You had a hot first day of fall and we had a drenching one - I wonder if that is an omen?

This is a new bird for me. Off to google a song.

Kay L. Davies said...

I've never heard of this bird, so it's wonderful to see it. Wikipedia says it is found in British Columbia, where I spent most of my life, but I don't remember hearing about it before.
Thank you so much.
— K

Kay, Alberta, Canada
An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

Jidhu Jose said...

beautiful bird

Teresa said...

Beautiful bird! We've really felt some fall weather lately.

Mama Zen said...

Beautiful!

Tatjana Parkacheva said...

Beautiful bird and your photos, too.

Regards and best wishes