02 April 2010

Louisiana Waterthrush

Always one of my favorite days of spring, today was the day I heard my first LOUISIANA WATERTHRUSH of the year. Taking me back to my days as a younger birder in eastern Tennessee (1996-99), this bird will always be etched in my memories of spring days along the rocky streams of the Smokies.

Oh, the bird was at Ledges State Park, just 15 minutes to the west of Ames. They breed there annually.