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.