25 September 2010 – Brown Thrasher

The Brown Thrasher is one of the most common and conspicuous migrants here in central Oklahoma, so I suppose it was inevitable to find one at the NRC some day. The bright yellow iris reveals this bird to be an adult (AHY). It was still warm when I found it.

I scored the fat on this bird a “1”, so it was a migrant (they breed here somewhat sparingly). What I don’t know is if this is one of our local breeders making its way south, or a bird from say, Alberta, passing through. It’s sad either way.

Hummingbird and cuckoo still in evidence.