Kip’s Comments 6-29-20

Brown Thrasher in Tree - Image 641080 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Aggressive Parenting

Since the latter part of last week much has happened at the avian nurseries here in our yard. The noisy house wrens fledged and all is quiet again near the feeders. Unfortunately we missed seeing the little ones leave their nest box.   

In another part of the yard our brown thrashers are about to leave the nest. Two were out today and two more should soon be living the dangerous life. I did not have to check on the thrashers to know the little ones were maturing. Both adult birds are very protective and will readily fly at me when I am outside. From what I can tell, the parent thrashers have no fear of me and appear very ready to attack, if necessary.     

Since there is activity at the nest, both thrasher parents are often perched higher in trees where they are clicking and buzzing at me. Every now and then one of the birds is in a position to allow for images to be recorded. Following are two versions.     

Adult Brown Thrasher in Tree:

Brown Thrasher in Tree - Image 641074 (© Kip Ladage)

Brown Thrasher in Tree – Image 641074 (© Kip Ladage)

 

Brown Thrasher in Tree - Image 641080 (© Kip Ladage)

Brown Thrasher in Tree – Image 641080 (© Kip Ladage)

 

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