Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Hermit Thrush

 I am linking up my  post with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

This week I am showing my Hermit Thrush. The Hermit Thrush is a winter visitor to my yard. Here is some info on the Hermit Thrush: they have a white eye ring, heavily spotted below, a reddish tail that contrast with its back. It will flick its tail often, so look for the wagging tail.


This shot was taken out my dining room window, I was spooking the bird easily just by looking at it. I am trying to hide behind the curtain to take these shots. I guess now you can me a bird stalker.


My field guide says they enjoy insects and berries, but I am happy this one enjoys my bird seed or peanut nuggets.


A good view of the eye ring and the pink legs.



This Hermit Thrush is a bird I have been seeing in my yard the last couple of weeks. It is not a life bird for me but it is a nice bird to have in my yard. I hope enjoyed  my bird this week.

To see more beautiful and wonderful bird photos please visit:
 Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's  Nature Notes.
Thanks to Stewart for hosting Wild Bird Wednesday and thanks to Michelle for hosting Nature Notes.
I wish everyone a happy week ahead and Happy Birding!

71 comments:

Timeless said...

Birds are so kool and so cute. We have many of those, but I mostly see them in the winter because they congregate in huge numbers around the seed & suet balls we and our Neighbours hang in the trees.

Timeless said...

BTW, I like the newer look of your pages AND the fact that they load faster. Sometimes it was always a pain before in waiting. I'm not sure what it was. But maybe related to that virus warning issue you had some time back.

John said...

What a great bird to have visiting your garden! I am lucky if I get a Song Thrush in mine!
J

me (maria) said...

Yes, you are a bird stalker...and I love it..beautiful photos!!
Have a nice week!

Tammy said...

The Hermit Thrush is beautiful! What a great visitor and great captures!

Leora said...

What a lovely bird. Thanks for explaining the details of his body. He seems like a simple fellow - give him some kernels, and he's OK.

DIMI said...

Hallo Eileen!Very cute little bird!Great pictures and close up!I enjoyed seeing them!!Well done!!Hope you have a lovely day!!
Dimi..

Giga said...

To duża przyjemność patrzeć na śliczne ptaki w swoim ogrodzie. Bardzo ładne zdjecia. Pozdrawiam.
It is a great pleasure to see the beautiful birds in your garden. Very nice pictures. Yours.

Giga said...

It is a great pleasure to see the beautiful birds in your garden. Very nice pictures. Yours.

Lynne said...

Delicate and almost pastel . . . very nice to meet your "Hermit Visitor."

Linda Gross said...

You got a chuckle out of me by referring to yourself as a "bird stalker". Nice pictures, as always.

Ayu Maselli said...

Hi Eillen,

wo unique birds, for sure such a pleasure doing bird watching,surrounded by nature.
have a nice week to you

CabinGirl said...

How fun to have a Hermit Thrush throughout the winter! You did a good job stalking it, Eileen - photos are lovely.

TexWisGirl said...

adorable! i don't get to see thrushes here (except for robins passing thru).

Betsy Adams said...

Love the Hermit Thrush, Eileen... He is such a cute little birdie.

Hope you have a good day. Going to the parade?

Hugs,
Betsy

Roseli Rosa said...

Que pássaro lindo...não me canso de olhar para essas lindas fotos!
Há alguns anos atrás tive um sabiá,em uma gaiola e num belo dia de sol,meu marido colocou a gaiola pendurada em frente a casa para tomar sol,depois de meia hora notei que o pássaro tinha sido colocado ali e fui tira-lo infelizmente já era tarde ele estava morto e daquele dia em diante nunca mais quis prender pássaros,gosto de vê-los livres!
Roseli
:*

Jo said...

LOL at the bird stalker, Eileen. Aren't we all? That little bird is striking (but then I love LBJ's) and with that pertinent eye-ring reminds me of our White-eyed Slaty Flycatcher. Thanks for a beautiful post. Jo

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

He's a cute little guy. One of the things I learned on my bird walk was to watch for certain bird behaviors which can help differentiate from similar looking varieties. Birding is so fun, isn't it?

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Cute little bird. I'm glad you stalked it. It would be fun to see it wagging it's tail.

Our Neck of the Woods said...

What a cute bird! I'm glad that you were "stalking" him so we could see these pretty shots :)

HansHB said...

Great post for WBW!
Lovely to see your photos!

Steve Borichevsky said...

That is one of my elusive summertime birds. Take good care of him this winter then send him back up my way.

Brian King said...

Great shots, Eileen! I don't recall the last time I saw a Hermit Thrush.

Black Jack's Carol said...

Wonderful to see your Hermit Thrush, Eileen. I've only spotted that little wagging tail twice, here in Vancouver. You did well to get such excellent photos!

Pam ;) said...

I enjoyed your sweet little Hermit Thrush immensely. I like peanuts too ~:)
Great shots, Eileen.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Thank you for your sweet comment on My Dream Canvas. Great pics:) Anu

Montanagirl said...

I don't believe I've even seen one of these! Great fun for you to get some photos of it.

mick said...

A beautiful bird to have visiting your yard. Great photos and well worth "skulking" behind your curtains!

SquirrelQueen said...

Well it looks like being a bird stalker paid off, you got some great shots of the Hermit Thrush. He is a really cute little fellow.

Carver said...

Great shots of the hermit thrush and they will help me with identifying the ones in my yard. There are some similarities to the sparrows I have but also some clear differences. I appreciated your help a week or so ago when I misnamed one.

Sharkbytes said...

Wow! That is great. They are usually very shy.

Karen said...

It's a cute little guy. My presence at the window often spooks the birds I am stalking too!

Nora at Island Rambles said...

the Hermit thrush is a real cute little fellow...we don't have them here so he would be welcome to come to my feeder as well!! Great shots Eileen. cheers.

Maria said...

This is a new one for me. You got different angles!

Cynthia M. said...

I love Hermit Thrushes - they're a breeding season migrant for us. I find I more often hear them than see them - love your pics and the chance to get a really good look at this fellow!

George said...

I'm glad you're a bird stalker. You got some great pictures of the Hermit Thrush.

Wally Jones said...

Nice job on getting pictures of the Hermit Thrush! I chase but I never catch!

Hanne Bente said...

Great image series :) Hanne Bente

Leave It To Davis said...

I can just see you hiding behind a curtain and poking the camera around it to sneak a picture. Funny!...bird stalker, you are!

Stewart M said...

Just goes to show you dont have to have bright colours to look good!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW.

Stewart M - Melbourne

Carole M. said...

it's the thrill of the chase isn't it, as to how we manage a photographic moment of our local birds. You got some special close-ups, in the comfort of your own home; well done!

Jori said...

Beautiful bird! I went in your archives to look at some of your owl photos. You have some terrific shots, it was fun to look at them!

Phil said...

It's a good bird to have in your yard Eileen. You made me laugh with a vision of you hiding behind the curtains, but if that's what it takes to get such good pictures then sometimes we just have to do it. I guess your thrushes are like ours, many of the species quite shy and your hermit reminds me of our Song Thrush but without the rusty tail.

i stora drag said...

Very nice pictures of this thrust! At first I thought it was a redstart. I don't think I ever seen this one.
You can call me a bird stalker too! :)
Thanks for your comment and have a nice week, Eileen!
/Pia

Nancy Claeys said...

We had a wood thrush nest in our grapevines last year -- they are such pretty birds.

ShySongbird said...

A lovely visitor to have Eileen, rather delicate looking and quite similar to our Song Thrush.

I loved the White-breasted Nuthatch on the earlier post too :-)

Rebecca said...

I think we are all bird stalkers in this group! Great post :)

Mia McPherson said...

They are such beautiful birds!

rainfield61 said...

Both of you were so close to each other.

That builds a good rapport.

Bob Bushell said...

Beautiful little Thrush, well done Eileen and the Thrush for going to Eileens house.

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Thanks for your recent visit to my own blog and for your kind words. I have just had a lovely browse of your recent posts, fabulous photos as always.

Indrani Ghose said...

Terrific captures, so fantastic!

Lorri said...

What precious photos of the feathered-one.

NatureFootstep said...

bird stalker. :) Yea guess that´s what we are.

It´s a beautiful bird, love the coloring and the tail. Can´t remember seen it before. But you have many species in your garden.

bailey-road.com said...

Really nice shots of this pretty bird!

Kelly said...

I would love to have a Hermit Thrush visiting my backyard! I saw one near the river the other day, but never in my yard. Lucky you...

Laura said...

such lovely images Eileen!

DeniseinVA said...

He is such a cute bird Eileen, great shots!

Debbie said...

we take bird pictures the exact same way except i am hiding behind blinds, shameful, old blinds i might add.

this one's a cutie, i don't think i have ever seen one!!

i don't usually read comments but the first commentor caught my eye and YES your blog loads much quicker for me. besides the fact that i LOVE the look!!

Neil said...

Great shots.

Phyllis Oller said...

Great photos,can id him perfectly!I had a thrush or too here years ago,I don`t know why I haven`t seen any lately.I guess they are like the northern mockingbird,here for awhile,then gone before I know it,could be I`m missing them when they stop by,but,anyhow,you really got some good pictures of a timid bird.phyllis

SandyCarlson said...

Your images are great. Thanks, Eileen.

Carletta said...

I always like your info Eileen. I don't see many of the birds in my yard as you do so it's nice to see the differences such as the pink legs on this one.
I think all of us are at least somewhat stalkers. :)
Nice post!

Crafty Green Poet said...

what a pretty little thrush! How nice to have it visit!

Yamada Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen,
Your winter visitor "Hermit Thrush" is sweet and adorable♡♡♡ Oh my!!! I enjoyed your wonderful former posts with gorgeous pictures. I feel SO lucky that I have chances to see these varieties of birds in your blog, my friend♬♬♬

PS> Thanks for your sweet comment. I kind of wish to have a teddy-bear color small poodle. But I cannot talk my husband into it. Haha, my grief must still be a great impact for him. I think your dog is really lucky being with you and surrounded beautiful nature.

Sending you lots of love and hugs from Japan, xoxo Miyako

Amanda said...

looks like a sweet little thing!

Rohrerbot said...

Different birds make me feel different things. The Hermit Thrush always makes me smile with its curious nature. They just seem to pop out at the strangest times....while I'm reading or eating ice cream. Lovely little bird that makes me feel happy:)

Kathie Brown said...

Eileen, how nice to get the hermit thrush and what wonderful Skywatch photos! Love the clouds!

Rambling Woods said...

Ok I will take it as a life bird for me.. LOL.. Cute!!! I love it when something you don't usually see shows up and sticks around for the good food...Michelle

Laura. M said...

Thank you for sharing such beauty :))
a kiss.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a lovely eye that bird has and such a soft grey color! New for me, even virtually.