(By the way, my friend Tom Brown pointed out that the application named 'Wildflower Search' is extremely helpful. Click on the highlighted link to see for yourself.
By the way, the reddish-brown tail, contrasting with the grayish-brown back, is unique to the Hermit Thrush species.
|Curiously, a light vertical line on the underside of an upraised wing can be seen in seven out of the eight species of the Thrush family found in Washington State. Can you guess which species does not have a vertical line in the middle on an upraised wing?|
Occasionally, a Hermit Thrush will almost hover in the air while harvesting a berry. I wonder if they can detect some variation in color that makes that particular piece of fruit look irresistible?
|On the other hand, most of the time...|
PS: The Washington Thrush without the white central line under the wing is an American Robin.