September 22, 2016

Fireworks in the pond.

A brown thrasher had an energetic bath, actually 5 or 6 baths, in the pond today.
The way the water surrounded him made me think of fireworks.
I'll need to add water tomorrow.

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

Brown Thrashers are accomplished songsters that may sing more than 1,100 different song types and include imitations of other birds, including Chuck-will’s-widows, Wood Thrushes, and Northern Flickers.

source - Cornell Lab of Ornithology
https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Brown_Thrasher/lifehistory

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