Kachemak Bay Birder, Dale Chorman talks about the more often heard, than seen bird – the Varied Thrush. This bird’s call is unforgettable and is generally one of the first birds heard in the spring.
Have you ever seen a murmuration? This is a coordinated flocking mechanism used by birds where all they take off at once and fly in waves through the air. Why the birds perform this behavior is not readily known. Is it due to avoidance of a predator, like a Merlin or Peregrine Falcon? In early May when the shorebirds return to Homer, they perform murmurations, sometimes so often you wonder when they actually feed.