Reverence for the Hermit Thrush, Disdain for the Kingbird and Pewee, and Banter with the Ovenbird
Nineteenth-century naturalist and essayist, John Burroughs gives a detailed account of the Hermit Thrush’s song. For him, it is the finest sound in nature; the peace and deep solemn joy only the finest souls may know. Strolling the undomesticated wilderness, greeted by the Wood Pewee and Eastern Kingbird. Documenting the curiosity and confidence of the Ovenbird.
Episode 2: Welcome Back Flycatchers, Woodpeckers & Thrushes
Burroughs describes robins ramshackle nest, the under appreciated socialis, or song sparrow, and his affection for the northern flicker.