Date: 10/3/18 9:33 am From: john haycraft <jchaycraft...> Subject: [cobirds] Re: Possible Gray-cheeked Thrush at First Creek
That's the bird! I think I'll change my Gray-cheeked to Hermit and the Hermit I saw later (which had a more prominent eye-ring and warmer coloring) to Swainson's. Thanks for the feedback!
On Monday, October 1, 2018 at 4:08:24 PM UTC-6, <birding......> wrote: > > 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] > > John Breitsch > Denver, Colorado > https://www.flickr.com/photos/breitschbirding/ > > > > 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. >> >