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MAY. 5, 2014

Welcome Home Dear Wood Thrush

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Shades of green beyond imagination, peepers calling from the lake, Pileated Woodpecker in flight and this evening for the first time I heard the Wood Thrush behind the house.  If there were ever a sign that warmer weather is upon us, it is the song of the Wood Thursh.  It is the sound I always think of when I think of summer time and camp – you can hear it here.

The Wood Thrush population, as with the populations of many song birds, has been in recent decline, mostly attributed to the loss of forest lands in Central America and the East Coast of the United States.  Eagle’s Nest is proud to say that we are working hard to put a majority of our property under conservation easement thereby ensuring that “this neck of the woods” will forever be a nesting ground for this beauty and many more.

John James Audubon, American ornithologist, said this of the wood thrush’s song, it “has an ethereal quality that sets the thrush apart from all others … the thrush alone declares the immortal wealth and vigor that is in the forest.” 

I look forward to sharing this beautiful song with our campers this summer!