Hermit Thrush at Niagara Falls

Hermit Thrush at Dufferin Islands, Niagara Falls, on 1 December 2014. When Eleanor Beagan and I went to check the Tufted Titmice near the bridge at Dufferin Islands, we spotted this Hermit Thrush running about on the grass and probing into the soft earth.


This Hermit Thrush is in first year plumage, aged by the pale edges to the wing coverts. Note also reddish tail. It lowered and raised its tail every so often when it ran and stopped. Dufferin Islands, Niagara Falls, 1 December 2014.