Brown ThrasherPosted: September 6, 2011
I first saw a Brown Thrasher here a few years ago, but was never able to get a shot of it. I hadn’t seen another one until this year. They’re very elusive birds; at the slightest disturbance they go skulking off to a thicket, not to be seen again for hours (or years, in my case). Related to the Mockingbird, they’re said to have a wonderful repertoire of songs. I have not been able to distinguish the BT’s song from other birds’ songs, but I really don’t have a very good ear for bird calls. I just think they’re beautiful and I’m thrilled whenever I see one. I got these shots even though this guy was trying use the picnic table for cover.