The Brown Thrasher is a bird with a strong personality and can easily be heard shouting its couplets from tree tops in the spring. There were several today at Col Sam Smith Park:
The Palm Warbler also has a brownish back but has a reddish cap and some quite yellow underparts with fine streaks on the sides:
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Many of you will easily recognize the Starling, but I often am asked what the bird with the yellow bill is during nature walks.
From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him. – William Shakespeare (1564–1616)