May 20, 2015

Get out of my bath!

We have a pair of brown thrashers that come to our yard most days.
We think they are nesting close by.
Today they showed up together and one wasn't happy when the other tried to join them in the pond.

Toxostoma rufum

An aggressive defender of its nest, the Brown Thrasher is known to strike people and dogs hard enough to draw blood.

The oldest Brown Thrasher on record was at least 11 years, 11 months old. It was recaptured and then re-released at a Florida banding station.

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