Wild Bird Wednesday #212–Brown Thrasher Fledgling

Wild Bird Wednesday

Last week I shared the Brown Thrasher. This week it’s back, and brought its offspring. The adults build the nest together, and share incubation duties and feeding.

The North American Breeding Bird Survey shows the Brown Thrasher’s numbers declined 41% from 1966 to 2014. Along with loss of habitat, this website states: They can become unintended casualties of pesticides that people use to control insects, including organophosphates used in pecan plantations, dieldrin used on fields, and heptachlor used to combat Japanese beetles.

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Brown Thrasher adult

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Meet the baby! Love that blue eye.

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Hungry baby!

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Baby’s fed, time for a relaxing bath!

 

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Wild Bird Wednesday #211-Brown Thrasher

Wild Bird Wednesday

The Brown Thrasher hasn’t been hanging out in the backyard lately, unless we were on different schedules and I missed it. Not having any good bird photos to share this week, I was happy to find it perched atop the feeder pole this afternoon. Interesting that it chose to sit atop the head of the ornament. One would think the feet would hurt. 

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Brown Thrasher

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Keep an eye on the sky!

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