Did you know that this is the state bird of Georgia? I didn't. :)
A juvenile Thrasher collecting pieces of suet which fell from the feeder above.
It was perched on a dense branch of an oak tree sunning and preening.
photo by Danny Brown
30 Jul 2010.
Core Creek Park, Bucks Co, PA.
Palm Beach County, Florida, US
A Brown Thrasher - with BLUE eyes! Perhaps a juvenile with adult plumage?
The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is a bird in the family Mimidae, which also includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds. The dispersal of the Brown Thrasher is abundant throughout the eastern and central United States, southern and central Canada, and is the only thrasher to live primarily east of the Rockies and central Texas. It is the state bird of Georgia.