Wednesday, March 28, 2018

brown thrasher

Thank you to Eilleen, I sent her this photo of our bird, our LOUD bird... HERE him here and turn it up really LOUD and play it for EIGHT STRAIGHT HOURS... we feared he might have a sore throat.

I had to touch up one of these pics below, all I could get, 40 feet in the air and very small and pardon my  excuses for poor photos...

18 comments:

Ginny Hartzler said...

They are here, but it is a real treat to see them. They are usually very secretive. Did you know that the Nightingale is a member of the Thrush family? Here is some mythology about him. The history begins with one of the oldest legends in the world, the poignant tale of Philomela, that poor ravished girl who had her tongue cut out and was changed into the nightingale, which laments in darkness but nonetheless expresses its story in song. My sound icon is gone, so I cannot hear it, but I see his throat vibrating.

Ginny Hartzler said...

Oops! The nightingale is in the Thrush family, not Thrasher. Oh well, it was still a good story, want't it. I get the two really confused here, they look so much alike. No singing Thrashers at night!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
I love birds, even the noisy ones... but eight hours is a bit excessive! YAM xx

Ann said...

Oh, my word, 8 straight hours. No birdsong is good enough to listen to for that long. That first picture looks like it's painted on leather

Karen said...

Georgia's state bird! I don't see them in Indiana.

diane b said...

Birds are beautiful but sometimes they are annoying. Loved your archive blog about your lovely rescue dogs.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, I like your edited photo of the Thrasher. I love to hear all the birds, I have a few cardinals singing outside my window every morning and night. Enjoy the singing and your day!

Pam Jackson said...

My birds tend to be right out of range of my zoom lens, just not zoomed enough I guess! Although I did get a good pic of a female woodpecker yesterday. I don't think I have ever had a Trasher in my yard.

Madi and Mom said...

Brown Thrashers are very vocal but I just love their coloring and polka dotted chest
Lovely photo. MOL Bob and PB breath....Bryan loves him some PB Nabs eats a pack every night
Hugs Cecilia

Cranberry Morning said...

I just love listening to birdsong! thanks for the audio/video clip.

Kim Standard said...

You did good on photos considering how small he is. I have heard that sound forever in GA. I didn’t know it was a brown thrasher though

The Gang at LLB said...

What a beautiful bird!!! I have never seen a thrasher before!

Ruth Hiebert said...

We have the Brown Thrasher here in spring and summer. I love to hear him singing.

Saimi said...

Lovely bird but 8 hours, yeah, thats a bit extreme. We have a couple of Doves that sit on the wire by our bedroom window and coo, coo all morning long, which in plenty for me.
Hang in there and have a great Easter!!
Saimi

Chatty Crone said...

I love birds and their noises - IF they don't start before I getup! Otherwise they wake me up! sandie

Mildred said...

Despite being Ga's state bird, I rarely see these. Love your photos!

Debby@Just Breathe said...

He sounds sweet but I certainly wouldn't want to listen to that for 8 hours!

Heidrun Khokhar, KleinsteMotte said...

Interesting. I have noticed a huge decline in birds in our area over the past ten years. Although weed spraying on our properties is forbidden now there are several huge golf courses around and my guess is they spray a lot. We also have noticed lawn care companies do not abide to the law as they should. I can smell the chemicals as I walk by.