Monday, December 31, 2007

Puffy Thrasher

Replies the Bird Correspondent, "Well, if it's not the wren, a brown thrasher is about the only other option I can think of. They're about the same color on the back, a cinnamon brown, and the beak fits. Thrashers are large, the size of a blue jay. They are also likely residents of bushes near the house. I would have mentioned them to begin with except that they are long, narrow birds. All birds will puff up in the cold and look fat, but still--a thrasher round? Not so much. Thrashers are svelte and elegant, with very long tails--like mockingbirds, only longer and pointier. Above is a photo of one looking somewhat puffy." Not as puffy as ours, Bird Correspondent!