Birds, Thrushes, and Nature Photography

Shush, or Flush a Thrush

But what is a thrush?

Randy Runtsch
Wildlife Trekker
Published in
6 min readApr 9, 2024

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Eastern Bluebird pair on a birch tree trunk in Sherburne National Wildlife Refuge in Minnesota. © Randy Runtsch.

The words shush and hush sound gentle. Yet, I responded without pause whenever my mother said “shush” or “hush up” while I was a boy.

When watching birds or other wildlife, walking softly pays dividends in sightings. So does remaining quiet. Some birds are frightened…

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Randy Runtsch
Wildlife Trekker

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