This first shot summarizes the bird well--close to the light but never fully illuminated.
Like finches and sparrow, Thrushes have something very appealing in their simple colors, but unique and intricate plumage.
Here is the diagnostic rufous tail, the surest way to tell the Hermit Thrush apart from other, similar looking Thrushes.
They're compact and have good posture. It's a small little niche they inhabit, but it's always a pleasure to enter into the Thrush's world.