Thrasher Visits the Feeder Table

First time I’ve seen one there. They’re usually on the ground or under the bushes.


You get quite a different variety of birds.

What I have seen at my house

Eastern bluebirds (no kidding)
Northern cardinal
Blue Jay
Mourning dove

Once in a while I will see
Cooper’s hawk
Turkey vulture (buzzard)


Nice Brown Thrasher! :smiley: I love the clarity of your captures. :heart:


Yeah, I hadn’t seen as many before this past year. But then, I hadn’t had a setup like I do now.
Haha, we have plenty of vuktures too.


Me too. The v3pro does take better vids than the regular v3. They always look better on a cell phone than on a computer screen though.


Do your thrashers eat the seeds on the table? Thrashers usually forage insects and fallen berries and small nuts on the ground.

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No, this was the first time I’d seen one on the table, and he never ate anything. Maybe he was just hanging out and resting?


He probably came for a look-see because other birds were eating.


Maybe put a small bowl of mealworms up there for them. The bowl would have to have steep enough sides to keep them from crawling out.

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I sometimes get dried black soldier fly larvae, but its expensive.

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Apparently there are a lot more birds around me than I thought.
Fired up Merlin and it identified

Indigo Bunting
Northern Cardinal
American Robin
Tufted Titmouse
Brown Thrasher
Red-winged Blackbird
Blue Jay
Brown-headed Cowbird
House Finch
Carolina Wren

This has to be wrong…Great Blue Heron

Nothing around here like this

Might have been flying over.

You’d be surprised. Maybe there’s a waterway of some kind that makes its way to your area?

Here is my Merlin list:

House Sparrow
American Crow
American Robin
American Goldfinch
Brown-headed Cowbird
Mourning Dove
Blue Jay
Northern Cardinal
Black-capped Chickadee
Cedar Waxwing
House Finch
European Starling
House Wren
White-breasted Nuthatch
Canada Goose
Baltimore Oriole
Downy Woodpecker
Sandhill Crane
Great Horned Owl
Northern Mockingbird

All of these birds are from sound recordings as I am walking my dogs in the morning. I have seen most of these birds too. But a few were a bit of a surprise. Because some were only ID’d once, I suspect the app made a mistake or they were just passing through.

I’ve seen most of those too. Haven’t seen a Waxwing, though. Would like to, as I they’re pretty cool looking. Oh, trying standing behind your feeder, then start walking backward slowly. You can go back and check your footage to see where you come into focus.