Field ornithology class, all day on the refuge: 0710-1610
Family living in shrub
There is a second, darker one around as well. I see this lighter shaded one foraging for bugs in the yard most freuqently. I do believe that they might have a nest in our neighbors tree.
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.