I had the pleasure of capturing a beautiful Brown Thrasher in my yard here in Arkansas. These photos were taken while I was enjoying photographing birds from my deck. I first noticed a pair of Brown Thrashers perched on one of my dwarf pear trees.
As I was photographing one of the birds in the tree, one of them flew down to the ground near my deck. This gave me the opportunity to capture a close-up shot of it.
Interestingly, I’ve had the pleasure of observing these birds in my yard every spring. Although they nest on my neighbor’s property, they seem to enjoy searching for insects in my yard. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to capture one of them with a beetle in its beak (Brown Thrasher With Beetle). It was evident that it was on its way to feed its fledgling. While I missed the chance to photograph the fledgling that year, I remain hopeful that I’ll get another chance this year.
It’s worth noting that Brown Thrashers are quite common in the southeastern United States, where they are known for their impressive singing abilities (They are known for their long, complex songs, which can include imitations of other birds’ songs). They are also known to be fiercely protective of their nests and young, which is why they can be quite vocal and aggressive towards potential predators.
If you have Brown Thrashers in your yard, be sure to appreciate them! They are beautiful and important birds.
- Camera: Canon EOS R5
- Lens: Canon RF 100-500 mm F4.5-7.1 L IS USM
- Location: Lavaca (Arkansas)
- Date and Time Taken: April 19, 2023 (10:05 A. M.)
- Exposure Mode: Manual
- Aperture: f8
- Shutter speed: 1/2000
- ISO: 4000 (Auto)
- Focal Length: 500 mm