The Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology describes the Townsend’s Solitaire as “A long-tailed gray bird of the high western mountains, the Townsend’s Solitaire descends in the winter to lower elevations where it feeds almost exclusively on juniper berries. ”
That pretty much sums up our experience with these birds. We see them only in winter and always in, around and defending their patch of Juniper berries.
Although described as grey they are much more than that and deserving of the spotlight on a stage all their own.