I have watched this Brown Thrasher in my yard for several weeks working hard catching insects. I finally photograph it with a large Beetle. After catching the Beetle it flew to the back of my yard into my neighbor’s yard where it, fed it to a Brown Thrasher fledgling. The fledgling was on the ground in a place where I couldn’t get a photo of this feeding. This occurred throughout the day, and I could never get a photo of this young bird being fed.

Note: I have these birds nesting in my neighbor’s yard, which has a small thicket. I see these birds every year. They rarely enjoy being around houses so I’m lucky to have them in my yard.

Brown Thrasher With Beetle
Brown Thrasher With Beetle

How I Got The Shot – Brown Thrasher

Taken on May 10, 2017, at 8:49 A.M.

I was hand holding a Canon EOS 7D Mark II Camera with a Canon 100-400 mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM lens attached.

Camera Settings

  • AV Mode
  • Back-button focus
  • Aperture f6.3
  • ISO 800
  • Shutter speed – 1/400 sec.
  • Auto White Balance
  • Single Point, Continuous Auto Focus
  • Multi Metering
  • Focal Length – 400 mm