Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Brown Thrasher, Prévost, Quebec, June 21, 2014

Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
Brown Thrasher Toxostoma rufum
  While staying at a friend's house in Prévost the other day, I had the pleasure of finally catching up with a Brown Thrasher - a species I've somehow managed to miss until now. Quite a striking bird to look at. I got long looks at it hopped around the edge of the garden and foraged in the scrub. Later it just lingered in a tree with an insect in its mouth - perhaps reluctant to reveal its nearby nest?
  My friend told me that last year a cat raided a Brown Thrasher nest (they nest on the ground) in his yard and killed the young.

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