Pretty cardinal sitting in the fallen tree.

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I saw a pair of birds flying around in another part of this tree, and I was happy to identify them as Brown Thrashers. I’ve seen this bird a few times over the past few years, not very often, so it was really nice to spot not one but a pair of them!

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They’re mostly reddish brown, with a light chest and abdomen with dark markings.

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Thrashers have bright yellow eyes like mockingbirds, but as juveniles their eyes are a light blue/gray.

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From a distance they look  a bit like mockingbirds, though the coloring is different and Thrashers are slightly bigger birds with longer bills.

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Here’s a mockingbird to compare to the Brown Thrasher.

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One more of the Thrasher.

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