Bird Photography Weekly

Hermit Thrush

Long shafts of dying light
filter through the trees,
illuminating the stillness with a cathedral grace.
Padding through shades of citrine and emerald,
I am alone in the hush;
a woodpecker drums on a distant bough
and a Hermit Thrush
with the twinkle of wings,
throws off his invisibility cloak
to search the leaf litter
before alighting on a twig,
camouflage rejected,
brown on brown with a rust tail.

Is it me or does there seem to be a lot of Hermit Thrushes around this year?

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11 Comments

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11 responses to “Bird Photography Weekly

  1. yen

    the verses are a great way to describe your ups and downs of birding too, nice.

  2. Lovely poem and great shot of the Hermit Thrush.

    I don’t know about Hermits but we are having tons of Swainson’s around here.

  3. noordweb

    Bird photography poetry, how wonderful, Bev.

  4. In my part of the world, there does seem to be a lot of Hermit Thrushes around this year with a few Gray-cheeked Thrushes too.

    Very nice photo!

  5. Lovely poem and photo! Well< i have been seeing allot of Wood thrushes and veerys.

  6. I like your commentary which lets me feel as if I am right there with you. A beautiful ‘moment in time’.

  7. Beautiful pros and capture of the Hermit Thrush Bev. I love the way these little ones pop out of the brush and their beautiful song completes the scene. What a delight!

  8. Beautiful little bird…ohhhh! Are you a poet? I hope you are writing those down…awesome poetry!

  9. Great shot, and I love your lyrical commentary.

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