Friday, January 11, 2013

The Talented Hermit Thrush

"Hermie" has been on a tear this year.  This Hermit Thrush found our feeders several years ago and each season has developed greater skills at the feeders.  A bird that once could only leap and hope for a quick snag of food can now get a decent grip on the feeder and eat a fair amount.  Very impressive for a "bird brain", and suggestive of a memory good enough to recall skills months after last using them.  But birds only live so long, and I do not know if Hermie is passing on skills and if this marvelously talented bird is working on one of its last seasons with us.  We shall see.

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