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

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
  • Aperture: f6.3
  • ISO: 800
  • Shutter speed: 1/400 sec.
  • Focal Length: 400 mm