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Friday, May 17, 2013

Hermit Thrush

Catharus guttatus

I'm so excited to have identified another bird for my life list.  I'm pretty sure this is a Hermit Thrush.  The bedraggled looking bird was first observed hopping on the ground, then flying to a tree, then hopping down to the base of the tree and finally coming to sit on the fence.  I'm guessing that the thrush had just arrived in the area from his southern winter range.   
  • 17 cm (6 3/4") long
  • whitish eye ring
  • reddish tail
  • pink legs and feet
  • slender bill