Brown Thrashers, with their loud, repeated note calls, are usually easy to locate. The problem is getting close enough for a good photo. My tactic is to immediately take a photo:
Then move closer by about 10 steps:
Then another 10 steps:
At this point, the thrasher has usually had enough and takes off.
Other birds on this day:
Bruce’s Mills still has a former mill building:
The most glorious colour was these Yellow Flags:
In June ’tis good to lie beneath a tree
While the blithe season comforts every sense,
Steeps all the brain in rest, and heals the heart,
Brimming it o’er with sweetness unawares. – James Russell Lowell (1819–91)
Miles, you’ve outdone yourself! This collection is a tonic for for us all, for sure. Maybe something to do with your 10 step program! Many thanks for your unflagging (OK, this one did have a yellow flag) diligence With such high caliber nature reporting. Keep safe and be well.
Well, your approach works! Wonderful pictures, as usual. What about the plants? Ten steps at a time there, too? (Oh well–I have to have my little joke, I suppose.) Thanks, Miles!