Hermit Thrush in Forest Park
Forest Park, Queens, New York, April 2008
On Thursday, a day that I didn’t have to be at work until noon, I, of course, got up early and took a stroll through Forest Park. Well, I didn’t really so much as take a stroll through Forest Park as I took a stroll to the water hole in Forest Park and sat and looked at the birds. Then I strolled to the area with some bird feeders and sat and looked at the birds. And then I strolled back to the water hole and sat and looked at the birds. And then I strolled home. The birds were highlighted by my first of the year Chipping Sparrow, a gorgeous male Pine Warbler coming to the small platform feeder, and a very cooperative Hermit Thrush that foraged in the leaf litter two meters in front of me off and on for about fifteen minutes. And I thought the Hermit Thrush last week would be as good a look as I would get at a Hermit Thrush for quite some time to come!
And, as a special bonus to go with this Hermit Thrush post, the Pine Warbler.
This post was first published in April of 2008 but a Hermit Thrush like this is too cool to keep hidden in the archives!