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2 minutes ago, hbvol50 said:

Just a note:

I just got an email from Ebird reviewer regarding these photos.  They are saying that the since none of the breast spots or facial markings are black, it's a veery

Your reviewer is correct. This is a Veery for those two reasons. It's early for GCTH also.

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I got additional information from the eBird reviewer that he had the same situation on some of his thrush ID's.  also he sent this info:  "The former state ornithologist told me that when he was banding in Tennessee he had a Gray-cheeked Thrush that was very odd - enough that he sent a blood sample off to see if it might be a Western subspecies  - but it came back as Veery. Not a Gray-cheeked at all. So yeah, they can be really hard, especially in the Fall. "

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