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Gray-cheeked Thrush Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Swainson's Thrush are a quite common spring and fall migrant in South Dakota, and I have many photos of that species. Their very close relative though, the Gray-cheeked Thrush?  Up until May 10th, 2020 I had zero photos of the species. They truly are not nearly as common as Swainson's Thrush during spring migration for example (I estimate at least a 10 to 1 ratio here), but I've seen them over the years! Just no photos! I was very glad to get these photos on a cold, sunny morning at Newton Hills State Park in Lincoln County, South Dakota.

Gray-cheeked Thrush - Catharus minimus

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1 - Catharus minimus Gray-cheeked Thrush 2 - Catharus minimus     

Gray-cheeked Thrush 1

May 10th, 2020

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota

Gray-cheeked Thrush 2

May 10th, 2020

Newton Hills State Park, South Dakota


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