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Hermit Thrush Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Hermit Thrush are a species that always catches me off guard in South Dakota! Perhaps that's why I don't have that many photos of them in state. They show up earlier in the spring than pretty much any other migrant songbird, often when there's still snow on the ground in early April. In the fall too, they tend to migrate through rather late, when the weather can be pretty cold.

My favorite photo below is one from in state, at Beaver Creek Nature Area in 2008.  The easiest ID mark on a Hermit Thrush is that gorgeous rusty tail and lower back, and this photo does a great job of showing it.

Hermit Thrush - Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush 1 - Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush 2 - Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush 3 - Catharus guttatus Hermit Thrush 4 - Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush 1

October 13th, 2008

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Hermit Thrush 2

October 13th, 2008

Beaver Creek Nature Area, South Dakota

Hermit Thrush 3

December 18th, 2008

San Francisco, California

Hermit Thrush 4

December 18th, 2008

San Francisco, California

Hermit Thrush 5 - Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush 6 - Catharus guttatus

Hermit Thrush 7 - Catharus guttatus 

Hermit Thrush 8 - Catharus guttatus 

Hermit Thrush 5

December 18th, 2008

San Francisco, California

Hermit Thrush 6

November 10th, 2015

Florida Canyon, near Tucson, Arizona

Hermit Thrush 7

April 13th, 2019

Wall Lake, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Hermit Thrush 8

April 13th, 2019

Wall Lake, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

Hermit Thrush 9 - Catharus guttatus 

 

 

 

Hermit Thrush 9

April 13th, 2019

Wall Lake, Minnehaha County, South Dakota

     

Click here for the species description page for the Hermit Thrush.


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