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Hermit Thrush

The Hermit Thrush is a smart species because it winters in Costa Rica.  It is unlike those crazy Great-blue Herons that I see here in Utah in the winter trying to get food through the one weak spot in the ice.

 

 

It was so weird to see this relatively common bird in Costa Rica among the trogons, tanagers and hummingbirds.  Here in Utah, I saw Hermit Thrushes at Antelope Island in mid-October.

 

 

You can tell that these are Hermit Thrushes and not Swainson’s Thrushes because the eye rings are white, the breast spots are darker and the tail feathers are rufous colored.

 

 

 

 

We have a wonderful picture of a thrush in our house – in military garb.

2 Responses to “Hermit Thrush”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I LOVE the thrush print!!

    I could look at these birds all the time, there is something soft about them. It pleases me that they winter in Costa Rica too :). I think you should try and get some pictures of the heron poking around in ice!

  2. Elizabeth says:

    I need to get out and bird in Utah. After we got back from Chicago we had symphonies and plays on the weekend and when I was finally going to go out last weekend and then I got sick. Soon enough!