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beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2007
11:27 PM

Post #3733181

Hi y'all!

I have the usual resident birds. Mostly families that come to my feeders. This lone bird has been coming several times a day to my feeder. He feeds right along with the doves, cardinals, blue jays, and crows. I have never seen this bird with another of it's species.

Can someone ID it for me. It's the brown bird with the freckled chest and belly in the front (cardinal is behind him)?

Thanks so much!


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Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2007
11:29 PM

Post #3733190

Brown Thrasher

Resin
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 13, 2007
11:33 PM

Post #3733205

I love the Brown Thrashers...have seen one here recently also.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2007
11:42 PM

Post #3733232

Are they loners? All the other birds come in flocks or pairs or mom & dad with their babies. This bird always comes by itself. I kind of feel sorry for it. It looks at the other birds like it is looking for a friend. :-( I've watched it standing there watching all the other birds. It's a very polite bird. Let's the others eat while it waits it's turn.
gardenpom
Melbourne, FL

July 13, 2007
11:48 PM

Post #3733256

I was just checking and it seems the one I saw was a juvenile, since it had a dark eye. It said both sexes look similar, so you may be seeing both at different times.
beckygardener
(Becky) in Sebastian, FL
(Zone 10a)

July 13, 2007
11:51 PM

Post #3733268

I hope you are right gardenpom! I hate to think it is alone. I don't have any single birds here, except possibly that one. :-)

Resin

Resin
Northumberland
United Kingdom
(Zone 9a)

July 13, 2007
11:56 PM

Post #3733283

They do tend to be fairly solitary, except when breeding.

Possible of course yours has a mate sitting on a nest (though I'd think they'd probably have finished nesting by now in Florida).

Resin
GeorgiaJo
Dallas, GA
(Zone 7b)

July 15, 2007
3:40 PM

Post #3738581

The brown thrasher is our state bird and we're quite familiar with them. Don't worry. If you see, one then there are probably at least 3 or 4 others around. But they don't flock like some of the more gregarious birds or bring their kids around to the local hangouts (like feeders and birdbaths), preferring to stay more under cover. They're beautiful birds.

dragonfly62

dragonfly62
Nilwood, IL
(Zone 5b)

July 22, 2007
3:16 AM

Post #3764210

Brownthashers nest on the ground and thier song is like a mockingbird. We see a couple every year. Bev

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