We have a couple of these spotted type thrush stay for us for the winter, but only on the coast where the water acts as a heatsink keeping temperatures warmer than the inland areas. Hermit Thrush are usually heard before seen and are only found in dense undergrowth. This particular bird must have been hungry as she was searching the open shoreline for food. It is rare that you catch a glimpse of these shy birds in the under-story, but even rarer to see them in the open, posing for a picture. One of the things I like best about these birds are they way they can throw their melodious voice like a ventriloquist. This was taken along Brunswick Point in Delta along the south side of the dyke.