The Brown Thrasher is a bird with a strong personality and can easily be heard shouting its couplets from tree tops in the spring. There were several today at Col Sam Smith Park:
The Palm Warbler also has a brownish back but has a reddish cap and some quite yellow underparts with fine streaks on the sides:
I will identify it at the end of the post.
Many of you will easily recognize the Starling, but I often am asked what the bird with the yellow bill is during nature walks.
From you have I been absent in the spring,
When proud-pied April, dressed in all his trim,
Hath put a spirit of youth in everything,
That heavy Saturn laughed and leaped with him. – William Shakespeare (1564–1616)
Miles, your Brown Thrasher photos are stunning. I’ve never seen better. Thanks for sharing them.
Thank you Miles for putting ne back in the loop…..I don’t want to miss these Nature reports,so many nice birds in this one……Rosemarie Fischer
great to see all these beautiful birds,Spring is on the way….thank you Miles
Ha! I GOT the mystery bird!
What absolutely marvelous pictures (such close-ups!) of beautiful birds! Ian Valentine “gave you away”–he mentioned your new camera. Which isn’t to say that your talent isn’t evident! No camera does it without YOU. Thank you so much, Miles, for these wonderful pictures! (I delighted in seeing the Palm Warbler and Brown Thrasher in close-up–among many others!)