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Taken this afternoon in Bowling Green, KY. Our property is heavily wooded and I've ID'd Wood, Hermit and Gray-Cheeked Thrush in my yard so far this year.  Took the shots of the suspected Veery and on the way back to the house, caught sight of the second bird.  Just when I got it in frame, the 2nd one popped up behind it--very cool.  I thought maybe the pair were Swainson's, but that's a total guess.  Pic 1 and 2--possible Veery.  Pic 3 and 4, possible Swainson's Thanks for the help. veery.JPG.c5d10da583b5b8e666a0f83efb58d122.JPG1685279783_veeryback.JPG.69faa85f81a79bbf050a1ab4565d7638.JPG

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1 hour ago, Jodi Nielson said:

3 different kinds of thrushes, foraging within 5 ft of each other at the same time?  Doesn't seem like that is something you would see everyday.

It's not at all rare, actually. Note the Wood Thrush's white -- rather than buff -- eye ring; redder crown; and larger, blacker, and more-extensive spotting below. They're also larger and are shaped, act, and sound more like Turdus robins than Catharus thrushes, which explains their residing in a different genus, Hylocichla.

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