Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Wild Bird Wednesday

A little titmouse grabs some corn.
Hubby and I noticed this bird last week among the brown leaves. I had told him I had seen a brown bird and didn't know what it was. I was surpised when he told me he had seen it under our oak tree. Hubby isn't a bird watcher but has taken an interest in what I photograph. We only saw it a couple of days and it was by itself. In researching it I think it's a brown thrasher. If you know for sure please correct me if I'm wrong. I have never seen one before at my feeders.
Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday with Stewart.

28 comments:

DeniseinVA said...

Two sweet little birds. I don't know enough about the second one to identify it, so will be interested in what people say. Wishing you and your family a very Happy Thanksgiving Carletta.

Pam :) said...

Great captures, Carletta. By its markings I too think its a Brown Thrasher.

Florida Birder

Dave said...

Very nice, and its always great to get a new bird to the garden, well done

Kerri said...

Definitely looks like a Brown Thrasher to me!
and you caught a the SWEET face of Tufted Titmouse

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

The little Titmouse is so cute. I'm not familiar with the other bird. But always fun to see the different birds.

TexWisGirl said...

i used to see the thrashers in wis. really pretty birds. love your titmouse shot!

EG CameraGirl said...

It very well might be a brown thrasher. Looks like it to me.

Findlay Wilde said...

I agree that it's a Brown Thrasher; great post.

Red said...

We don't have titmice here so it's great to see a good photo.
I couldn't say for sure if this is a thrasher but it looks like one.

Leave It To Davis said...

My hubby and I have just this past year started enjoying watching birds. I told him this was a sure sign that we are officially old, because I remember when my own parents started bird watching after they retired. Maybe that's it....we just have more time now to enjoy nature.

Dina said...

That little titmouse is so cute! Great catch. Ditto on the brown thrasher.

Gary said...

Great shots Carletta!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

mick said...

Nice to have a new bird at your feeder and the little titmouse with the corn is so cute!

Rohrerbot said...

Cool shots...and sounds like you have a lifebird. Indeed the Brown Thrasher:) Cool finds!

eileeninmd said...

Great birds, Carletta. The Titmosue is cute and the Brown Thrasher is a cool bird. Have a great day and a Happy Thanksgiving.

Kathy said...

I don't know the brown bird but the titmouse is one of my favorites. Yesterday we had two right at our kitchen window either fighting or playing. I never did figure it out.

Brian King said...

The titmouse photo is awesome, Carletta! Those little suckers don't sit still long as you know. I like it! Haven't seen a thrasher in a long time.

Neal said...

Got the little birds to pose again huh? :) Those are really, really nice shots.

Rose said...

Wonderful shot of the titmouse and brown thrasher...and I do think it is one. The only thing I can think of that comes close is a wood thrush and their tail is shorter for one thing.

Stewart M said...

Hi there - great shots - I would have gone with Brown Trasher as well - but birds of the USA are not my strong point!!

Cheers and thanks for linking to WBW - Stewart M - Melbourne

i stora drag said...

Great shot on the titmouse, we also have them here in Sweden. The other one I'm not so familair with.
Greetings Pia

Liz said...

Great captures, Carletta and well done on another bird to add to your list!! I'm always so excited to discover lifers!

bailey-road.com said...

Cute little Titmouse. I agree that your second bird looks like a Brown Thrasher.

Wally Jones said...

Very nice images! Your Brown Thrasher is a wonderful bird to have around as they eat a LOT of bugs!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

A new bird, how fun! We had thrashers in a tree outside our RV once when we were in Arizona...it looks sort of like I remember, but its been a long time now. The titmouse is adorable -- I've never seen one of those for real.

Karen said...

I love your little birds! We don't have either here, so it is a treat to see them! Wonderful captures! xx

Craver Vii said...

No, no, no. They're all wrong.

The first bird is a Dwarf Bluejay. They're very rare. The giveaway is that they look exactly like a Tufted Titmouse, except those have been extinct since 1974.

The second is not a bird, but an oak leaf that is camouflaged as a bird to keep the leaf predators away. Yes, it's very convincing, isn't it? That's the brilliance of it all!

Happy Thanksgiving, Carletta!

rapunzel said...

I love the titmouse photo!!!