Monday, May 11, 2009

Brown Thrasher

DSCN7772 I was delightfully startled by this Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) sitting on a nest. Normally considered fairly aggressive when nesting, I was cutting grape vine with a foot or two of this bird before I was aware of it as it finally hissed and jumped from the nest. This is easily one of my favorite birds of the Back Woods.

1 comment:

TheLongleaf said...

Happy to report: Momma is still contentedly sitting on the nest despite the stormy weather heavy rains