Bird of the Day

Hermit Thrush I stopped in the little park on my way to work and was rewarded with a chubby, adorable, very shy hermit thrush. He kept flushing from the underbrush, flying into a distant tree, then dropping back into the underbrush just as I got my binoculars focused on the tree. But I eventually stalked up and got a really good look at him as he hopped along under a big hydrangea. Awwwwwww, just a perfectly round little bird with a cocked orange tail and bright brown eyes, and all those lovely throat spots. They’re really charming and I haven’t seen one since last spring. Yay.

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