Friday, October 5, 2012

Hermit Thrush

October has brought Hermit Thrushes to the banding station. These thrushes are common migrants in our area, one of the first to appear in the spring and a relatively late in the fall. I have previously blogged on the species. One reason for this migration pattern is that this species is our only small thrush that spends the winter in the United States (although some go as far south as Central America). A few even attempt to winter in southern Minnesota. Fruits and arthropods comprise its diet.

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