Date: 10/1/18 3:08 pm From: <birdingbreitsch...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Possible Gray-cheeked Thrush at First Creek
I was there yesterday with Roseanne J and she spotted this bird where you mentioned. I put it down as a Hermit. I thought I had seen rufous in the tail at the time, but I can't prove that I did. I also didn't get any side or back photos. The bird in this photo sounds like the one you described, so if anyone wants to venture an opinion, this may help.
[image: Hermit Thrush - 1st Creek @ RMA, CO - 30 September 2018 (3).jpg]
On Monday, October 1, 2018 at 6:37:16 AM UTC-6, john haycraft wrote: > > Possible GCTH at Rocky Mountain Arsenal NWR - First Creek. Bird was found > in the cottonwoods running east of the fence corner near the pond at the > end of the path (along dirt road). Distinctly different thrush from Hermit > Thrush seen at trail start on east side of road ten minutes later. > No rufous in tail/rump. Slight rufous in primaries. Extremely thin eye > ring (Hermit was bolder). Very gray flanks. Dull back (the Hermit was > much warmer). Throat had a yellow wash. Bill was yellow at base with a > dark tip (halfway) on top and bottom of bill. Bird did not call, but it > did allow for long, fairly close looks - not shy. Bird eventually flew > southwest across pond. Would love it if other birders could confirm. >