Swainson’s Thrush

Catharus ustulatusCarfonfraithVagrant

Swainson’s Thrush – 2015 – Skokholm

Catharus ustulatus – Carfonfraith – Vagrant Vagrant – one previous record, the first live bird for Britain and Ireland, logged in 1967. For many the highlight of the 2015 season was the arrival of a first-summer Swainson’s Thrush on 2nd June (RDB, IB). It arrived on the back of a deep area of low pressure […]

Swainson’s Thrush – 1994

Catharus ustulatus – Carfonfraith – Vagrant An example of this small North American thrush, which breeds from Alaska and Newfoundland south to California and New Hampshire and normally winters from Mexico to Argentina (Cramp 1988), occurred at Skokholm from 14 to 19 October 1967 (C. Britton). This was the first recorded in Britain, although another […]