Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Brown Thrasher does impressions

I have been so happy that Brown Thrashers called our yard home this year. They stalk through the underbrush in the side yard and sneak about under the Little Bluestem kicking up the mulch.
They produced at least one youngin', and I hope they do it again next year.
This one was so brazen, he or she didn't care one bit that I was standing in the yard.
There was even a stare-down.
Thrasher does bittern impression

For those of you who know birds...anyone think he sort of looks like a minature
American Bittern?
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(shamelessly stolen from Kathi's blog)


9 comments:

Kathiesbirds said...

What an awesome picture, and yes, I can see the resembelence!

NCmountainwoman said...

The stare down is priceless. That bird may have a future in politics.

Beth said...

I wonder what he's thinking....."Whatchoo' lookin' at, lady?"

KatDoc said...

Sweet Brown Thrasher photo - I can never get one to pose for me. They are either high in the tippy-top of a tree, or messin' around on the ground, hidden in the leaves and underbrush.

HEY! I recognize that Bittern!! Give him back to me!!

Wren said...

Love the facial expression. I think you'll be paying him royalties for years to come.

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photo of the Brown Thrasher. It does bear a resemblance to the Bittern. LOL!

Mary said...

I got 'em, too. Love that bird. Great shots, Susan.

dguzman said...

I love it when a bird stares me down--it's like we swap souls for a second or two.

kanishk said...

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