The Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) is Georgia’s State Bird. I see them at our place frequently. Usually they are in the field hunting insects when I startle them. They fly back low to the ground back to perch on a low fence wire among the bushes. They are hard to photograph.
I photographed this bird along the Berry Trail in Fort Yargo State Park early one morning just after sunrise. It was unusual to see one perched high in a tree. It was nervous and I was lucky to get this shot.
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- The Cornell Institute of Ornithology - All About Birds: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
- Georgia Museum of Natural History: Southeastern Birds
- Georgia State Symbols