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November 17, 2008


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Gunnar Engblom

Don't know much about ID:ing North American Catharus Thrushes, but doesn't this strong rufous coloration on rump and the warm brown upper parts make it an obvious Hermit Thrush?

The Zen Birdfeeder

Larry - could you share the link to the birdforum you use. I'm of little help to others but always looking for some myself!


I'm not crazy about id'ing photos.-If I need something identified, I post it on Birdforum uder the identification section.-I always get a response in a short time because there are so many birders who use it.-thousands. The last i.d. challenge I took-I thought it was easy-Ruby-crowned Kinglet I said-I had no idea that there was a vireo-(hutton's I think) that looks just like it.

The Zen Birdfeeder

Greg - thanks for visiting and your input. There have been a number of comments regarding Bird #4 that mention the light or the yellowish wash. If this will help, here's the camera properties of those images:
Date taken: 9/22/08 10:06am
Color Representation: sRGB
Metering Mode: Spot
Exposure Compensation: 0 stop
I didn't alter the pictures' colors manually or through an Auto Correct on a photo-editing software. I hope this helps. Thanks for spreading the word.

Greg Neise

#4 looks like a Swainson's Thrush in very warm, possibly late afternoon light.

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