Hermit Thrush, side view.
A newly arrived Hermit Thrush was giving calls in the evening, here in NH, last night. We get lots of Hermit Thrushes, both migrating through and nesting, because we have the wooded habitat they like. The reddish tail of the Hermit Thrush is a great ID clue and helpful in telling it apart from other thrushes.
The songs of thrushes are one of the more beautiful bird sounds. Sometimes we will be serenaded in the evenings here by several Hermit Thrushes singing on territories, as well as a Wood Thrush. Hermit Thrushes breed in the Northeast, upper parts of the Midwest, much of the West and Canada. They winter along the Pacific Coast and much of the southern part of the country.