Bird migration is in full swing here in Minnesota. Last Thursday, I went to our lake home in northern Minnesota. The last two miles of the trip are along an old gravel mining road. For some reason that road was alive with birds. Hermit Thrushes outnumbered all the other species feeding on the road. I was surprised because it seems a little early for them. We get three different kinds of thrushes during migration (Hermit, Swainson’s, and Gray-cheeked) but the rusty colored tail tells me this is a Hermit Thrush.