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Autumn Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus)

Posted on Nov 23, 2014

This beautiful Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) posed wonderfully for me in the shade earlier today, taking a quick break from foraging in mounds of leaf litter. They are a shy species that can be found on the edges of forests and woodlands, even your yard, if there is enough space and habitat for them to find insects. As we near the winter their diet is going to shift to include various berries. I was surprised to find several of them this weekend, possibly having moved south and been more boldly active given all of the cold temperatures lately. They will enjoy this warm-up making bug dining all the easier.

Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus) perched in tree in autumn-0041

Scott Kruitbosch
Conservation & Outreach Coordinator