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Brown Thrasher Photos

A Brown Thrasher family was foraging for the little one. Momma (a feather on her right wing sticks out) did most of the work, but another adult can be seen in a few photos ruffling feathers while sitting on the fence.

I didn’t realize when I started photographing Momma Thrasher that she had a little one. Thrashers are new to our yard, only have seen them the last couple of years, so I am fascinated with how they forage. Momma actually got pretty close to me, but wasn’t threatened by my presence.

I did have to move baby to saftey from our dogs, but Momma wasn’t far away and I made sure she could find her baby. She was okay with it, although Baby Thrasher screamed and threw a fit. It didn’t understand that our dogs would eat it. Momma checked on her baby and then resumed foraging and bringing goodies back.

Hopefully, Thrasher family will do well and hang around for years to come. They are pretty cool birds.

Tales of Tennessee Toads

I’ve had a blog for a year or two called Tales of Tennessee Toads over on Tumblr.com. We have a lot of property and all kinds of wildlife. With the warmer weather, our toads have returned and the blog will be getting a lot of new photos in the coming weeks.

There will be some frogs as well, as we have attracted a bunch of tree frogs as of last year and they are back again this year.

Here’s the link:

http://talesoftennesseetoads.tumblr.com