Brown Thrasher at Thomson Park: April 29, 2022

The Brown Thrasher is uncommon, solitary and inconspicuous, usually hidden in dense brush where it forages on the ground tossing leaves and debris with bill to expose insects and other invertebrates. (Sibley Birds)

We saw one this morning.

Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher
Brown Thrasher

Other birds:

Dark-eyed Junco (female)
Brown Creeper
Ruby-crowned Kinglet
Chipping Sparrow
Downy Woodpecker
Red-winged Blackbird (male)
Northern Cardinal (male)
American Crow
Blue-headed Vireo
American Crow with nesting material
Chipping Sparrow

Highland Creek

Some botany:

Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo) female
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo) male
Manitoba Maple (Acer negundo) female
Dame’s Rocket (Hesperis matronalis)
Multiflora Rose (Rosa multiflora)
Ohio Buckeye (Aesculus glabra)
Red Raspberry (Rubus strigosus)
Black Raspberry (Rubus occidentalis)
Dandelion (Taraxacum officinale)
Cat-tail (Typha)
Weeping Willow (Salix babylonica)

Today’s group:


When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver-white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,     – William Shakespeare (1564–1616)

Miles Hearn

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