Tuesday, 8 March 2016

The Brown Thrasher.....





The other morning....

We heard quite a lot of singing coming from outside the cottage....

When I stepped outside....there he was....in all his splendour.....

Back in to grab my trusty camera.....

Isn't he a beautiful specimen?

At first....I thought it was a Mockingbird....enchanting us with his songs....

After I loaded my pics in....and I got a closer look....I realized....

Not a Mockingbird!

The search was on, to identify this handsome fella!

Seems he is a Brown Thrasher....a rather large bird....with the same singing abilities....

He is an exhuberant singer....going thru all the old classics that everyone recognizes....

Only saw and heard him the once....

So glad I captured him....





Thanks again for all your kind concerns for Miss V....

Much better and back at school....running around, as usual!

Time is winding down for us here....

Actually did a bit of packing this am...

Just heading out for our morning beach walk...

Another sunny one out there!

I hear the weather up in our parts is improving daily! Yahoo! Spring is almost here!

Happy Women's Day to all you great gals....

And to our daughters and grandaughters....love them!

Hope you are all well...

Enjoy your day...


                          Cheers!  :o)

                            linda. ♥️

40 comments:

  1. Gorgeous photos Linda, Good to hear Miss V is doing better. The weather is getting better here, been outside and saw daffodils poking through, robins, lilac buds, chippy holes and heard the cardinal chirping like crazy. He sure is getting to be bright red. Enjoy your last few days down there.

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    1. Sounds great Linda...
      Home soon!

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  2. Awesome photos, Linda! I never get tired of looking at your bird ones. Glad to hear little Miss V is doing better. I'm feeling much better....I'm biting at the bits to get out and do some planting. But I know better. We will usually have one more cold snap before growing season begins. Hope you enjoyed your walk.

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    1. Thanks Laurie...
      We usually use May 24 as our date...ok after that....can hardly wait to get home!

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  3. He seems like a nice fella . . . very handsome and a great voice. New to me because we don't have that variety in UK.
    Glad Miss V is ok and very pleased the weather is being kind to you . . :)

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    1. Hi Eddie....
      Yes on all counts!
      Not sure we have him in Southern Ontario either!

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    2. lol . . . someone on my blog sent a little note to Peter asking if he was going to marry Iris . . . . lol

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  4. Wonderful closeups of a handsome guy.
    So glad Miss V is better - bet you can't wait to hug her!
    It's 11C at the moment and very sunny. Enjoy your last beach days. Clocks change this weekend, too!

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    1. Can not wait....miss her....won't be long!

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  5. Brown thrasher? I don't think we have those on the prairies.

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  6. Great photos of the brown thrasher, Linda. I've never seen one and don't know if they are local to us or not. Glad that Miss V is doing well now. Enjoy the last days of your vacation in the sunshine. xo

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    1. Don't think they are Pam....he is handsome though!
      Miss V is much better♥️

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  7. Wow...gorgeous photos! He is handsome, isn't he? I haven't seen one in Ohio....will have
    to see if they are up north around here.

    Can't believe it's time to start packing...the month has flown by!

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    1. Think they more Southern....
      Ready to get home!

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  8. Much cuter than turkey vultures:) Have you ever seen them there?
    Oh lala..and in a red tide period a bad one..they really are vultures!We have only witnessed one terrible red tide..
    and once we had a no see ums stretch..biting little things you cannot see..;)Thus the name.
    So happy Miss V is better:)

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    1. Not here....but....flying over at the cottage at home...
      Never seen a red tide...
      No see me's are ridiculous! We get them at home...no lights on near a window! Hahaha!
      She is....thanks so much Monique...

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  9. Wow, you captured some great shots! He is a handsome boy! Happy National Woman's Day to you too!!!
    Enjoy your last few days at the beach!!!
    So glad to hear that Miss V is back to her old self again!!
    XO Kris

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    1. Hi Kris....
      Couple more days...hugs all around!

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  10. Very handsome thrasher! I sometimes learn a lot of interesting facts from your blog and this is one of those times. Glad Miss V. is back at school. My BF cooked salmon fillets for dinner on our new BBQ. (a great deal for boxing week at Candian Tire.) Enjoy the sun and safe drive home. And Happy Int'l Women's Day!

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    1. Glad to be of service Hester!
      We must spread our " wings" and learn all we can...
      New BBQ? Cool...
      You too!

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  11. Wonderful photos . Yes we have had a few of these birds here over the past few summers , they are quite comical with their chit chat and song and they can change it up so easily to . Glad Miss V is feeling better . The weather here has been lovely sunny and highs of 16C of course I was out side all day lol . Rain for tomorrow and Thursday and warm temps still in the teens night have been +8 . Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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    1. I am surprised at that! Must watch for them at the cottage!
      Nice weather you are having....all the better for me! Hahaha!

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  12. Never heard of a brown thrasher, but I'd love to hear his songs. Fantastic photos, showing all his detail. Belated Happy Womens Day - it has been fun to see it mentioned all over this year. Excellent! Safe travels ..

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    1. Me either Patricia! But....he was a beauty!

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    1. Hi Furry....
      Thanks! Never saw one before! He was a wonderful singer!

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  14. unbelievable.
    I still say.
    national geographic needs to know about you.
    thank you for sharing your wondrous nature shots... ALWAYS!
    I find myself missing little RED! :)
    xo

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    1. Hahaha! Don't worry about RED! I'll be back there in a few days...I am sure he will be tapping on the window for some of Miss V's peanut butter crusts and apple cores!

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  15. Fabulous pictures of a bird I have never heard of! Must go to youtube and see if I can find his song and have a listen.
    Bet you can hardly wait to get home and see Miss V and settle back into real life!

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    1. I have never seen one either!
      Yes to getting home and seeing Miss V.....not too crazy about the real life thing..:o/

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  16. Wonderful photos . . .
    Having listened to the song and then capturing the singer in photo . . .
    Perfect . . .
    Great vacation memory . . .
    Safe travels . . .

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  17. very pretty pictures!

    ~ shadowfire ~

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