I see Brown Thrashers in the yard every once in awhile, but not often, and I always enjoy spotting one. They’re bigger and sturdier than mockingbirds, with reddish brown coloring and streaked breasts. This thrasher was walking around hunting bugs this morning.

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One more of the thrasher.

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Gloriosa lily.

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Female anole just sitting on the fence.

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And a big male climbing around nearby, maybe trying to impress her.

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One of the baby anoles looking directly into the camera. He’s getting used to posing for photos.

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Another shot of the baby–maybe a hint of a dewlap on his throat.

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I had the camera set for bright sunshine when I took a quick photo of this anole on the fence in deep shade. So naturally the shot is way too dark, except where one little spot of sunlight lit up the area around the anole’s eye. Not intentional, but I like the effect.

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A memory of Sophie and Lulu for today: watching Richard’s yard, hoping their little friend would come out to see them.

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