Hermit thrushes (Catharus guttatus) typically live on the forest floor, especially around the forest edges and openings, where they hop around while foraging in the leaf litter for insects. Rarely do they visit yards except during migration when they will … Continue reading
Rarely a migrating hermit ( Catharus guttatus) thrush will stop in our yard (Lookout, Modoc County CA) for a few days before moving on. In March of 2012 we saw a hermit thrush in our cottonwoods. The morning was very cold with … Continue reading
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Temperatures dropped to 6° yesterday morning and we woke to about five inches of snow on the ground. As the sky began to turn gray I noticed an unusual bird in the cottonwood trees outside my study window. I thought it might … Continue reading