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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)?
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.
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.