Hermit Thrush

Hermit Thrush

Rare sighting of Hermit Thrush in my backyard today! He’s all puffed up trying to stay warm in this latest cold snap (13 degrees today – windchill tonight negative 16! Poor guy). This summer visitor is at least three months early.

About Eliza Waters

Gardener, writer, photographer, naturalist
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12 Responses to Hermit Thrush

  1. seedbud says:

    Beautiful shot – love the soft background and all the texture and color on the branch. Wonderful sighting! Stay warm!!

  2. benramz says:

    Love birds and everything that goes with them.

  3. Neat Eliza! I like the lichen on the branches too, it adds lots of texture.

  4. Sharon K. says:

    What a fantastic shot! Poor little guy. I’m worried. Why is he here so early?

    • Eliza Waters says:

      I wondered the same thing myself. Perhaps it was the January thaw last week or maybe the solar flares are messing with the magnetic field which guides migration? A mystery we can only guess at.

  5. hihowsyou25 says:

    awesome shot and such a sweet little bird !

  6. Treah says:

    No, no, sweet thing….too early!

  7. Robbie says:

    He is quite adorable..nice picture of him, but I sure hope he is okay:-)

  8. Great picture! Nice work.

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