Friday May 23rd 2014 Tim
Thrashers have fledged their chick.
I'm told that in the more northern parts of their breeding range, Brown
Thrashers are declining and one argument for this decline is laid upon
Mockingbird xenophobia. And here, when you're talking about the
northern part of a Thrasher's range you're talking up there in places
like Ohio and Southern Canada and all the way west to almost Alberta.
Thrasher's nest is very close to the Cedar Mockingbird nest.
About eight years ago, Thrasher's would nest down there in
the Multiflora on the edge of the trees. Then about three or
five years ago I started to see Thrashers here in winter.
And you can't say that last winter was mild, but the
Thrasher stuck it out, and I guess I can share the
Mockingbird's view that Thrashers are now resident where I