Friday, May 9, 2014

Seeing Thrashers

Suddenly...there were Thrashers!  Brown Thrashers are fascinating birds that are perennials in these parts, but for whatever reason they are intensely obvious this month.  We see them on the feeders (suet).  We see them in the yard.  We see them throughout the neighborhood.  Is it that the spring brings out a change in behavior?  or is this some temporary weirdness?  I'm never sure.  Although I am leaning to the former, noticing the same sort of thing evidenced by the towhees.  I'll have to be extra vigilant, say, in winter and see if the thrashers might just be as visible at that time of year.

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