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Hermit Thrush #Birds #WingsOnWednesday

We were discussing at our house Wood Thrushes on Sunday, Jan 23, so when I saw this the next day I thought that it might be a Wood Thrush (Hylocichla mustelina). When I checked one of our books for confirmation, I noticed that the area around the eye wasn’t right, and that this bird was a bit smaller than a Wood Thrush, and then the last straw – the Wood Thrush leaves the United States for winter. Fortunately right down the page was the listing for the Hermit Thrush (Catharus guttatus), which is a winter visitor to North Georgia, heading much further north (or to higher elevations in the Rocky Mountains) during the summers.

Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus