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There's always wildlife drama

Photos by Ken Ilgunas

There is such a variety and abundance of wildlife around the abbey that there’s always some kind of wildlife drama going on. Recently Ken was sitting in the rocking chair on the side porch. A bird flew right past him, hit the window, and fluttered into the yard. It was alert, but stunned. We left it alone until it came to its senses. Eventually it flew to the rocking chair, perched a few minutes collecting its wits, and flew off.

Can anyone identify this bird?

One Comment

  1. Quetal wrote:

    I think this is a Brown Thrasher – from what I have researched – note following from the GOS in Galveston

    Most of us are used to the Brown Thrasher in the East, and there are several thrashers of the Desert Southwest, but this smaller species nests further north in sage brush before wintering down south with other thrashers. These Sage Thrashers really look like a streaked mockingbird (note straight bill), a bit like the immature mockers that migrate through Galveston in July, spreading tallow seeds westward as they go, like Johnny T appleseed.

    Sunday, June 5, 2011 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

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