Saturday, April 6, 2013

Camera Critters #261

Spring in central Oregon is a wonderful time.  We don’t get as many migrant birds as most other great birding areas in the U.S., but we do get our fair share.

Although not necessarily a migrant, as it is seen in this are area during the winter on occasion, it is still nice to see this bird.

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The Townsend’s Solitaire is a member of the same family as the Robin.  It often perches on tree tops.  It's an overall gray bird with a white eye-ring and white tail feathers.  You always know one is nearby when you hear its “pip” sounding call.

The bird also has a song very similar to that of the Robin.  Both the song and call can be heard at this URL.

Misty Dawn’s Camera Critter Meme is a great way see critters the world over. Go to the homepage here to see more. Then join the fun and add your own.

7 comments:

Misty DawnS said...

Pretty bird. Reminds me a little bit of a Catbird.

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Gorgeous image!! And great commentary. If you'd like, add this link to this week's Bird Photo Blog...[it opens to link up at NOON Central Time Zone]

http://id-rather-b-birdin.blogspot.com

Steve Fraser said...

Great shot!

Mama Zen said...

Sweet little bird!

Jidhu Jose said...

nice shot

Rajesh said...

Great shot of the bird.

Shey said...

Wow, I've not seen this yet. Great shot and info. :)