Sunday, October 14, 2018

An Illustrated Life List: Hermit Thrush

I've been watching Hermit Thrushes eat Virginia Creeper berries in our backyard all weekend.  The V. Creeper vines hang down over a window at the back of the house. 

This afternoon I sit at a desk by the window the Hermit Thrushes flutter up from the ground to nab a berry, sometimes perching for a bit within view.

Snow fell in the morning.  As the backyard garden disappeared under a thin layer of white and the thrushes kept coming for berries I had the satisfying sense that all my hours of work in the garden were for these Hermit Thrushes.

Seeing the berries eaten by these birds gives me a sense of completion for the year's garden season