Brown Thrasher (In Defense Of The Nest)


Brown Thrashers are known to prefer habitation in the dense growth of shrublands or thickets. This alone made it a difficult bird to photograph. Leading to bad lighting, shadows, and out of focus images. Fortunately for me they are also very strong defenders of their nesting area. If I lingered on the trail near their nesting site, one or both of the pair would come out to monitor me. At these times I finally got some photos I liked.

Images Captured July of 2016