Sure looks (and sounds) like it to me. I think you can even rule out Bicknell's, haha.
As you say, it is exciting. This brings up something I've been meaning to propose: Given how many Gray-cheeked and Swainson's thrushes are actually seen in Britain, it occurs to me that it might be cool to put up a detector on the Isles of Scilly pointing out toward the ocean. Especially near a light, if there is one. We all know the truism that you can hear more Gray-cheeks in an hour than you might see in a lifetime. If that applies to thrushes excitedly approaching the British Isles, imagine how many thrushes you might detect that way. Best, --Ted Ted Floyd Lafayette, Boulder County, Colorado =================================== Ted Floyd Editor, *Birding* magazine Managing Editor, *North American Birds* Website: http://aba.org/birding Twitter: http://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine <https://twitter.com/BirdingMagazine> The ABA Blog: http://blog.aba.org/ On Wed, Nov 8, 2017 at 3:09 PM, Debbie Leick <dle...@mpgranch.com> wrote: > Hey folks, > Could this be anything other than a Gray-cheeked Thrush? We get many > Swainson's Thrush but this is so different. Recorded in Victor, MT, > 9/14/17, ~5:45am. It would be a first for us since we began monitoring in > 2012. Also, I could not find any records of GCTH west of the Montana > continental divide in either eBird or the MT Natural Heritage Program > database. So if it is, a very exciting record for us! > Thanks in advance for any guidance! > Debbie > > -- > *NFC-L List Info:* > Welcome and Basics <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME> > Rules and Information <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES> > Subscribe, Configuration and Leave > <http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm> > *Archives:* > The Mail Archive > <http://email@example.com/maillist.html> > Surfbirds <http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L> > Birding.ABA.Org <http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC> > *Please submit your observations to eBird > <http://ebird.org/content/ebird/>!* > -- > -- NFC-L List Info: Welcome and Basics � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_WELCOME Rules and Information � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC_RULES Subscribe, Configuration and Leave � http://www.northeastbirding.com/NFC-L_SubscribeConfigurationLeave.htm Archives: The Mail Archive � http://firstname.lastname@example.org/maillist.html Surfbirds � http://www.surfbirds.com/birdingmail/Group/NFC-L Birding.ABA.Org � http://birding.aba.org/maillist/NFC Please submit your observations to eBird! ��http://ebird.org/content/ebird/ --