Monday July 21st 2014 Tim
Thrasher nest in the near Apple tree is with chick.
Never in all my rurality have I ever seen a Thrasher nest so near to a
domicile. In a sense it's a glorious moment, but I sometimes wonder what
happened to my friend the Close Mockingbird, and given the gossip about
Mockingbird's chasing off Thrashers in places like Ohio and Canada, I am
developing a suspicion about Thrashers.
is possible the Thrasher community, here where I live,
having heard these dastardly rumors about more northern
dwelling Mockingbird, did something horrible to the Close
Mockingbird when I was away. There is no evidence of
course, no smoking gun. But it's these sort of suspicions
which lead to an increase in a person's determination never
to leave their county again.