Hermit Thrush 11/21/18

You won’t find it mentioned in any field guide, but Hermit Thrushes are one of those birds like Flickers, Sapsuckers, Catbirds, Bluebirds, and others who regularly winter along the Maine coast in small numbers. Oh, the range maps are largely correct that most of them have migrated, but in being largely correct, they’re flat out wrong in giving the impression that they’ve all gone. Hermit Thrushes with their reddish tails and spotted breasts forage theĀ forest floor for insects and invertebrates. You won’t ever find them at seed feeders but you might find them on lawns or openings at the woods edge. Like other thrushes, as winter approaches their diet expands to include fruits and berries.

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