brown thrasher: by Ian Norris
I noticed a pair of Brown Thrashers making a nest in the bushes in our back yard. It took me a while to identify them as I had never seen these birds before. Needless to say, we will soon have a new family on the premises.
A brief fact:
Brown Thrashers (Toxostoma rufum) are very active birds. Usually found on the ground in dense thickets, they are almost one foot in length, with a long, curved beak and a long tail. In 1935, the brown thrasher was named the state bird of Georgia.
back yard camping: by Ian Norris
The Boy® is spending his first night camping in the back yard, alone. We have bets going on how many times he comes to the house during the night and whether he will still be there in the morning.