The Brown Thrasher returned again today, hanging around the same area in the yard.

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I noticed some soft fluff on this thrasher which made me suspect it’s a juvenile. I looked up the Brown Thrasher, and sure enough, this one is a juvenile–its light blue-gray eyes are a sure sign of that. Adult Brown Thrashers have yellowish eyes.

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Thrasher looking for bugs.

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Thrasher looking toward the camera. I stayed back a good distance, but the bird did notice me after awhile.

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The squirrel was out there with the thrasher for quite awhile, and they seemed very comfortable together.

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