Long ago I gave up on growing grass in the highly shaded back yard and keep it natural. No grass to cut but leaf mulching is required. I usually wait until closer to spring when the sight of a copperhead sends me running for the mower but with the warmer winter, went ahead and mulched early.
A good thing that has resulted from an early mulching is there always seem to be birds out scratching finding something to eat. Today it has been a fiesta for the Robins, Towhees and sparrows. As I would pass the window I noticed a bird that looked different from the usual visitors.
Out with the camera to get a shot. Very glad to see the Hermit Thrush in the yard and it has spent the majority of the day here.