We seldom see the medium-sized Brown Thrasher bird here in my yards. This is the third Brown Thrasher to have come around in the last two years. The Brown Thrasher is a musical bird with the males doing a lot of the singing. The male becomes a songster during courtship in the late spring. The Brown Thrashers eat insects with an alternative diet of berries, nuts and seeds at times. Most Brown Thrashers eat a lot of insects during the nesting season when having a diet of protein is important to them. As I observed the bird, it looked all around and seemed keenly interested in the tiny ants and other very small insects and bugs. The bird was hunting in an area where I had been putting bird seed on the ground, which likely attracted those tasty insects. I am fascinated by these interesting and beautiful light cinnamon rust colored birds. They have long legs. Their chest is buff colored with the same cinnamon rust colored spots and streaks. I was glad to take these pictures from my window on April 10, 2011 in the late morning. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!
April 12, 2011