catharus (pure, referring to purity of song) guttatus (spotted)
Tuesday, October 2, 1979 — 1:00 pm
Des Plaines, Illinois — home
I was really getting into birding by this time. I put up feeders in my backyard and spent a lot of my free time staring out the window.
I spotted this Hermit Thrush as it perched in the bushes in the backyard and walked on the ground. It frequently slowly raised and lowered it rust-colored tail.