Hermit Thrush.......Ongoing Song: Brown Creeper/Marin County
1. HERMIT THRUSH, call only (not song), Pacheco Valley, southern
Novato, Marin Co.
2. Perhaps it's not surprising and maybe it's not
scientifically-"special," but the
ongoing daily song of a BROWN CREEPER in my
Novato (Marin County) backyard
is at least interesting --
and certainly a joyful
refrain to hear at dawn.
At the least, for those who wish to speculate, the presence of song
(like BR CREEPER) could be adults or hatch year birds. Notice I wrote
On the other hand, if I hear a song from a NON-resident in the
autumn, I often may
think it "could be" a first year bird/hatch year bird practicing its
song -- while the
after hatch year adults are silent (according to my theory, which is
My ruminations, of course, are only one possible reason for
explaining why a non-resident
would sing in the autumn and
"song expert"/ornithologist Dr. Donald Kroodsma,
Univ. of Mass., agrees (personal conversation).
Novato, CA (Marin Co.) (24 miles north of Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco)
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