The Brown Thrasher is one of the birds that we banded yesterday. Actually we captured a male and female (I think these photos were of the female). I had planned on doing this long description on the Brown Thrasher for the blog but I am feeling lazy today. Sorry!
Just love the spots on their belly
Macro shot of some of the coverts on the wing.
No need for long descriptions when your photos are so lovely. I love the close-ups.
24 June 2007 at 11:24 pm
You never cease to amaze me – I always enjoy your posts. Love those close-ups. I feel like I’m right there observing these fantastic creatures.
25 June 2007 at 12:38 am
I love your photos Tom! You show me that no bird is ordinary – they all have such beauty! I love the spots on the belly, too!
25 June 2007 at 3:31 am
What spectacular close views of the Thrasher!
25 June 2007 at 6:56 am
I have only seen one of these this year, and it was when I was driving. The tail is so distinctive. Great pictures! What nice brown colours.
25 June 2007 at 7:02 am
Ah, good stuff. I don’t see Thrashers often enough.
25 June 2007 at 9:32 pm
Nice bird! I had one in the nets but it got away, so I’ve yet to band one here. Got one in Florida a few years back and was amazed at how large they really are. Thanks for sharing the great photos.
26 June 2007 at 8:21 am
I’ve never been that close to a Thrasher-wonderful shots Tom!
26 June 2007 at 8:57 am
@ KGMom – I do love taking the time to describe what everyone is seeing but then I have those days where I am just down right lazy! This was one of those days!
@ Mary Carlson – blush there are many other wonderful blog sites out their that do even better job with their content. I am a horrible writer and always have room for improvement! The picture do get me through the bad grammar though!
@ Nature Woman – So glad you enjoyed these and those spots are special for sure!
@ Jayne – thanks and it is always fun looking at birds up close!
@ Ruth – They are great and I have been seeing more than I have expected this year! Which is a good thing! They are very secretive for sure!
@ Nick – They are around and great to see when they do show up!
@ Laura – They are tricky like that and it is amazing how large they are.
@ Marg – come on down, we can try out best to catch you one!
26 June 2007 at 10:12 am
It must be awesome to have such close interaction with these awesome birds. Very nice article letting people see up close the unique characteristics of these birds.
26 June 2007 at 2:48 pm
Well, I don’t think you’re lazy, but I sure understand how you could be tired! As far as bad writing goes, the more you do the better you will get. You always have interesting stuff to say.
26 June 2007 at 5:37 pm
Brown thrasher–one of my favorite birds! Thanks for the close-ups. The ones in my yard never venture out close enough or long enough for me to get good looks at them (although I enjoy can still enjoy hearing their beautiful song medleys).
26 June 2007 at 6:18 pm
Brown Thrasher is the first bird that I found on my own outside of my yard where I said-Wow-what’s that bird?-grat detailed photos!
27 June 2007 at 6:25 am
Fantastic close-ups, Tom, especially the portrait!
27 June 2007 at 10:37 am
Wow, glad to see these beautiful close-ups. We have a family of Thrashers in our yard and being new to Saskatchewan, had no idea what they were.
Thank you for solving our mystery bird.
27 July 2007 at 10:23 am
Don’t know if you can help, but we have sparrows coming to our feeder in upstate NY that have large pink tumors on them…Very upsetting. I’m not much on computers, but do have a couple of good pictures that I could email you.
Please let me know if you’re interested.
10 August 2008 at 7:41 pm