Brown Thrasher

Brown Thrasher0570Maybe I’m a sucker for big yellow eyes, but I just love the Brown Thrasher! I typically only get one glance at this magnificent bird per year even though I’m right in the middle of his summer range, and that one glance happened today. Usually this shy dude retreats rapidly into the densest brush around, but today he was content to sit in this bush and watch me. Also in the bush at the same time was my Eastern Towhee, and if you think I stood there with a big stupid grin on my face while people walked by, you’d be absolutely correct!Brown Thrasher0545