Just popped in to the TOS Hook Woods sanctuary on 1st Street in High Island. A carpet of thrushes greeted us: 21 Wood Thrushes and an incredible 30 Swainson's Thrushes fed on an open lawn with 5 Ovenbirds in the area too (3 in one binocular view on the open grass was most unexpected!) Around the first drip I found this Yellow-breasted Chat, (photo) and a good flurry of Orchard Orioles, Indigo Buntings, and a few Blue Grosbeaks kicked up as we walked around the edges. A good 15 minute stop!
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