Date: 10/4/18 5:29 am
From: 'Rosanne J.' via Colorado Birds <cobirds...>
Subject: [cobirds] Re: Possible Gray-cheeked Thrush at First Creek


[image: IMG_1979 Hermit Thrush.jpg]

[image: IMG_1978 Hermit Thrush from the back.jpg]
Here are the photos I took of the bird when with John B showing the side
and back. I see some russet by the tail. Sounds like a confirmation of
Hermit Thrush.
Best,
Rosanne Juergens

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.
>>
>

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