Sunday, August 3, 2014

Garden Guest: Brown Thrasher

The north side of our front yard is a certified  National Wildlife Federation Backyard Habitat.  Really!  We have a certificate!  You can do the same by providing food, water, cover and places for wildlife to raise their young.  It is so much fun to see all of the critters that stop by for a visit.  I have series of posts to show you our Garden Guests. 

If you would like to see more, check my Gardening Page!

 
This little darling is a juvenile Brown Thrasher.  As I was taking the picture, the parents were shrieking in my ear!  I tried to photograph the grownups but they were too busy flipping out, even though I kept assuring them I would not harm Junior.  ;-) 
 
Thrashers are usually seen in the denser flower beds in our yard.  They toss leaves and sticks while looking for insects.  I assume that's where they get their name, from all that thrashing!  They are actually quite noisy!
 
Now for some blogging music.  Home Sweet Home by Justin Moore
 
 
What's happening in your back yard?
 
;-)  -Marci

5 comments:

  1. I don't know that I've ever seen a juvenile Thrasher. Great picture Marci!

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  2. Great photo!
    Have a wonderful week-end!

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  3. How beautiful! The markings on the breast look similar to a hawk we see. Enjoy your weekend! Hugs, Diane

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  4. Hello Marci, Great capture of the Brown Thrasher. I love their eye color. Thank you for linking up and sharing your post. Happy Saturday, enjoy your weekend!

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  5. A pretty little bird with great markings! Visiting from WA state. - Karen

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