|A Brown Thrasher at my bird feeder|
|Brown Thrasher perched at Biltmore Estates, Asheville, NC 2011|
Photo by Margaret Bednar
They are classified as a song bird and I am looking foreword to hearing (or identifying as I probably have already heard it while out in my backyard) their song which is quite varied and often mimics other birds. HERE is a link if you would like to hear a few examples.
A Courtship, of Sorts
I enjoy sparrows, towhees,
titmice, finches, and wrens.
Of course, cardinal's red
and Jay's blue do impress;
yet wait for cinnamon garbed bird
to fly in low and land;
flash yellow eyes,
bare speckled breast.
Watch woodland's edge;
rewarded at last
as curved bill and slim, long tail feathers
grace suet dish.
Lured, but silent; anticipate a morning
he'll serenade with elaborate song.
Margaret Bednar, February 11, 2015