Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Brown Thrasher

 Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) out on a limb

Brown thrashers don't usually spend their winters this far north...and what a crazy winter to stay here!

"Hiding" in some brush

This bird had discovered a bird feeder near a pile of downed limbs, which it must have felt would be a safe enough place to scurry to in case of danger.

Out in the open

The Brown Thrasher looks angry here but I think I simply caught it swallowing a seed.

I am connecting to Stewart M's Wild Bird Wednesday HERE

56 comments:

Revrunner said...

That's probably the expression I would have if I swallowed a seed. :-)

Ramakrishnan Ramanathan said...

cute little bird !

Jacquelineand.... said...

Probably a pumpkin seed from the way it looks!

DeniseinVA said...

Great photos of this little Brown Thrasher.

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

His belly reminds me of a Coopers Hawk for some reason. Nice shots!

William Kendall said...

He looks like he is managing his way through the winter quite well.

Nancy said...

Beautiful coloring and markings -- great find!

Kerri Farley said...

SUPERB captures!!!

Sandra said...

he is so cute and doesn't seem to mind the fact he is standing on ICE

Kalina said...

What a beautiful, brown scamp with lemon eye .... I love birds! Great pictures.

Lowell said...

I'm amazed at how you get such great photos of these things! Super sharp and detailed. Maybe it's so cold it can't move?

LONDONLULU said...

I love the markings down its breast - very special to see an uncommon bird in your neck of woods this time of year, especially this crazy winter!

TexWisGirl said...

gorgeous birds and great shots! miss these birds since i left wisconsin.

Betty Manousos said...

great find, beautiful bird shots!

have a lovely day~
:))

Judy said...

What a good looking guy!! I love the colours!!

Carver said...

I love brown thrashers and you got some great shots. I was just watching them on my deck. We are supposed to have snow this afternoon and tomorrow followed by freezing rain so I've been putting out a lot of extra bird food and the brown thrashers have been jumping in on the action.

Linda W. said...

Excellent photos! What a cute little guy.

Karen said...

Terrific captures EG! I hope he makes it through the winter. We had a Carolina wren at the feeders every day until the "Polar Vortex" set in. I haven't seen it since Jan 1st :(

Judy said...

Fantastic shots of this guy. He might be wishing that he had flown south for the winter.

Crafty Green Poet said...

handsome bird, striking looking beak its got

Karen S. said...

Tweet, tweet little cutie!

Stuart said...

Such wonderful shots... up close and personal !

RamblingRound said...

Such crisp shots of a pretty little bird.

KL said...

What a beautiful bird. It supposed to be present here also, but I don't remember seeing it. Or maybe when I saw it, I thought it was a sparrow.

Beautiful pictures taken.

Ileana said...

Great photos of this little bird!

Lisa Gordon said...

He's really beautiful, and I love that beak!

Small City Scenes said...

Those are great shots. He sure has a big beak for a little bird. Good eater I guess. MB

Gunilla Bäck said...

A beautiful bird. Those browns are very pretty.

Snapper II said...

Brown Thrashers are beautiful. great capture.

Ela said...

Beautiful bird and so original
Greetings

RuneE said...

Very nicely caught may it survive the winter with your help.

RedPat said...

I've never seen one here in winter, EG! It's a cutie.

Margaret Adamson said...

HI Eg Lovely bird. He has a very small eye yet quite a long beak for the size of him.

cieldequimper said...

I love the open beak one!

Kate said...

More great photos; you have a real talent for photographing the birds!

HansHB said...

Awesome photos!

Gail Dixon said...

Superb shots! Glad he didn't migrate so you could get these images.

Rose said...

Looks like it has a lot to say....I see these occasionaly out in the area right before we get into the strip pits.

eileeninmd said...

Cool sighting of the Brown Thrasher. We usually see them here in the summer. Great shots!

Stephanie said...

Lovely colors and markings!

Minoru Saito said...

Hi! Nice captures. You are very a good bird photographer. Thanks for sharing.

George said...

These are marvelous photos of the Brown Thrasher. I'm glad you spotted him.

Michelle said...

What a beak!

thewovenspoke said...

Great shot of the brown thrasher,

Rebecca said...

Oh my goodness, these are wonderful images!

Randy said...

Handsome little fellow.

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

The Brown Thrasher is a beautiful bird with a lovely song.

Cindy said...

Do you think? I could almost tell this little guy was yelling someone away from the seeds it was about to get. Wonderful picture you were able to capture. I have had an unusual Northern Flicker that isn't natural to our parts with a mate come two years now. It is great to see the pair.

llandudnopictures said...

What a beauty!

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Oh I love this little bird EG, you are brilliant with the bird shots..

Gordon said...

These are stunning shots of the Brown Thrasher, great against the snow.
All the best Gordon.

Adam Jones said...

What an amazing bird and fantastic captures.

Kathy said...

Great shots of a very pretty bird.

edenhills said...

Great captures. I enjoy listening to them in the summer.

Hannah said...

Great photos, I like his expression in the first one with his brow furrowed, I would be grumpy standing on snow with my bare feet too.

catskillblogger said...

Look at that chest!

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