Monday, May 13, 2013

Brown Thrasher

These photos are fuzzy but this was the first Brown Thrasher I have ever seen, and even though he was too far away for me to get clearer photos, I was very happy to get something of my first sighting.  I heard a lady nearby excitedly tell her mother that it was the first one she had seen this season.   I felt like excitedly telling  her that it was the first one I had ever seen in my whole life.  We were at the visitors center at the Chincoteague National Wildlife Refuge.










I will be linking with Anni's Bird D'Pot, Stewart's Wild Bird Wednesday and Michelle's Nature Notes

32 comments:

  1. HI Denise, I have Brown Thrashers here. They come to the feeders --and seem to like the Suet the best. Isn't it so much fun seeing new birds in different seasons????

    Hugs,
    Betsy

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  2. i used to see them in wisconsin. just love them! congrats!

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  3. What a handsome little bird. I love all the brown and the great markings beneath. Kudos for getting your first sighting.

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  4. I can only too well imagine the incredible thrill of seeing a species for the very first time!!! Denise, the pics were great by the way.
    The little fella is really something.
    :)

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  5. I know the excitement you felt Denise - so happy for you!
    I saw my first Brown Thrasher last fall in my backyard but haven't seen any since.

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  6. Lovely little bird with a long beak. An ornithologist on television was explaining that each bird eats different types of grub etc. in a shared (tree) habitat depending on its type of beak and there's harmony since each species has its own area for feeding. I'd never thought about that before. I'm learning a lot about birds in the US by visiting other bloggers, Denise. Love the new header.

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  7. Isn't it wonderful to see firsts in the bird world. And they are always a delight. It's name is nowhere near as charming as the bird though.

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  8. This is the first time for me also, Denise. Thanks for the beautiful photos!

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  9. Great bird and sighting, Denise! Congrats on your lifer!

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  10. I don't think the images are all fuzzy...they're excellent photos. They are actually quite striking in color, I think. And I'm glad you were able to find one for the first time. I know the feeling!!

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  11. It's great seeing new birds. Never heard of a brown thrasher, though ... he's lovely.

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  12. Those are great shots -- I've actually seen those before in this area.

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  13. Beautiful birdie, this bird has wonderful colours:) Greetings

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  14. He's beautiful! and he has a beautiful song too ... somewhat similar to a mockingbird.

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  15. Brown thrashers are elegant birds aren't they. If we see a flash of russet fly past we know it's a thrasher...very pretty.
    Jane x

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  16. That's a really good looking bird. Thanks for sharing.Have a great day!

    Shantana

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  17. Beautifu,they move so fast and seem too know when a camera is pointed at them.They greet me when I go to one prairie and have such a melodic list oof songs.

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  18. Hi Denise...If it is a bird I have never seen I am just happy to get a shot of it..good bad or blurry : )!
    Congrats's ..they are so nicely marked and I love there color!!
    I got a shot last spring, but not my first time seeing them!!
    Grace

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  19. Congrats on a new bird and on getting photos of it as well.

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  20. I love the excitment of seeing a new bird! It's even more exciting to get a photo. Good job!

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  21. Handsome birds!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  22. To me, the photo is to preserve the memory ..not to be perfect.. I would love to see one of these birds... Michelle

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  23. A bright beauty. I have never seen one before!

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  24. It's exciting to see something for the first time, I am happy for you, it is a handsome bird too.

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  25. Cracking looking bird - when I see pictures of them I always wonder why they are called Thrashers!

    Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW

    Stewart M - Melbourne

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  26. A beautiful lifer! You did very well capturing it so clearly.

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  27. how beautiful... love the tummy markings!

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  28. I always get excited, too, when a new-to-me bird appears in front of my camera lens :-)

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  29. I remember exactly where we were the first time I saw a brown thrasher. Those odd eyes made quite an impression staring down at me. (Congrats on the 'lifer' -- as the real birders would say!)

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  30. Always good to see a bird for the first time.

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