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:

Betsy Adams said...

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

TexWisGirl said...

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

Annie said...

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

Rose ~ from Oz said...

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.
:)

Carletta said...

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.

Linda said...

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.

Elephant's Child said...

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.

gigihawaii said...

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

eileeninmd said...

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

Anni said...

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!!

Valerie said...

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

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea said...

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

ZielonaMila said...

Beautiful birdie, this bird has wonderful colours:) Greetings

Kerri said...

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

Jane and Chris said...

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

NatureStop said...

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

Shantana

Out on the prairie said...

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.

grammie g said...

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

Michelle Palmer said...

Such a wonderful friend!

mick said...

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

Karen said...

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

Gary said...

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

Rambling Woods said...

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

Sandy Carlson said...

A bright beauty. I have never seen one before!

Karen said...

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

Stewart M said...

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

Arija said...

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

Laura said...

how beautiful... love the tummy markings!

Linda Gross said...

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

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

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!)

Marie said...

He's very handsome!

Neil said...

Always good to see a bird for the first time.