Field Notes: This adventure into the park was highlighted by a conversation high up into the tree tops. At first it sounded as if a family of Blue Jays were arguing over territory, but that was not entirely true. Yes there were multiple Blue Jay, but they were being taunted by some of the best mimics in the Forest. With an audience of Robins several Brown Thrashers were mocking the Blue Jays. Brown Thrashers are known to have as many as over 3000 unique songs in their vocal repertoire. Now that their are two generations living nearby it will be interesting to listen for their many vocal styles. According to Cornell Lab All About Birds “the Brown Thrasher has one of the largest song repertoires of any North American bird”.
The area at the base of Hot Springs Mountain has a very growing diverse group of birds. I hope you will enjoy my photographs of the lovely winded creatures that appeared along my journey in Hot Springs National Park.
It is time to play outside…
Love to All,