Friday, November 20, 2015

Garden Guest: Brown Thrasher 2015


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 a series of posts to show you our Garden Guests.
 
If you would like to see more, please take a look at my Gardening Page
 

 These lovelies are Brown Thrashers.  I guess a baby was nearby while I was taking photos, as they kept scolding me.  This photo of two side by side show how different their markings can be.

 
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!

 
These photos were taken mid Summer even though I am posting them as a winter storm blows into Northwest Arkansas.  I guess I am not quite ready for cold weather yet!  ;-)

I like adding blogging music to my Garden Guest posts.
 
 Rascal Flatts, I Like the Sound of That


So, what's happening in your back yard?
 
 ;-)  -Marci

5 comments:

  1. I used to have cardinals that would visit my backyard pretty often, but then a neighbor moved in across the street. He keeps his bird feeders filled up more than I do and I think they like his place more now. I am happy to say there is a hawk that occasionally visits my yard though. He, or she, likes to perch on the back fence.
    Lovely photos you have here! Birds are so neat to watch.

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  2. how beautiful! I am thankful that we have a tree in front of our bedroom window that is frequented by many types of birds, so I often wake up to their songs, just beautiful! Have a great week!

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  3. How awesome that you provide for the local wildlife.

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  4. Birds add so much enjoyment to a yard and garden. You never know what species you might see. Great photos and congratulations on the NWF Backyard Habitat Certification!

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  5. Great pictures! They are really cute! I like to watch the birds in my yard also. I have no idea what their called, but we have some really pretty yellow ones with black patches on their shoulders. They're super vibrant. I'll have to look them up!

    Thanks again for linking up with Green Thumb Thursday! I hope to see you back this week!

    ~L

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