MY BACKYARD BIRDS – JUNE 2017 – A BROWN THRASHER FAMILY !

June 26, 2017

The Mimidae family of birds includes the mockingbird,  catbird and the brown thrasher.  They are known for their song and  their mimicking sounds.

Early  this month,  a brown thrasher dined at  my backyard  suet feeder and would also   forage on the ground.   Soon there were two.   Then later this month,  there were four,  two of them  obvious  fledglings  being fed by mom and/or dad.      At first, I  confused them with the  wood thrush but the  thrasher’s yellow eyes are  a distinctive giveaway.   Here are some photos of the brown thrasher family…..

This photo, and the next two,  still  show some of the downy-like feathers of the fledglings.

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