Shhh…Don’t Tell The Thrasher

Don’t tell my backyard Brown Thrasher, but others are starting to sneak turns in his birdbath!

Like this lovely female Bluebird who showed up yesterday for a bit of a splash.

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At one point, I’m pretty sure I heard her exclaim, “Look at me!  I’m a Blue Thrasher!”  But I might have been mistaken since she did sound s bit garbled.


Mostly, she just sat and soaked and enjoyed a brief bit of refreshment.


While she bathed, her male counterpart waited on a nearby branch.  Once she was finished, I thought he would hop on in, but instead he opted for the clay saucer that sits on a stump in the same area.  He seemed to prefer just a quick sip and a dip of his face in the water.

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It was as if one liked the deep end and the other stayed with the kiddie pool.

And in case you were wondering about the Thrasher, he has been giving encore after encore after encore.  It seems every time I look out the window he is back at it.


I think I might have to write Audubon and suggest that we change his name to the Brown Splasher.

About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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20 Responses to Shhh…Don’t Tell The Thrasher

  1. aussiebirder says:

    What a delight Kathy to see all this from the comfort of your home. These birds are certainly blessed with the 5 star facilities at your bird haven:-)

  2. Carol says:

    It must be so much fun to watch these birds in action. I especially love the photos with the splashes.

  3. Jodi says:

    such great shots Kathy! I could look at zillions of these bird bathing beauties! Keep em coming! 🙂

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    Haha! Love these photos! Maybe it is time for one of your Limericks?! 😍

  5. Love the male bluebird with wings up! Fabulous Kathy! 💐😎

  6. WOW WOW WOW IS RIGHT! …. we in Western Canada have our Mountain Bluebird–a beauty in its own right–but though I grew up in New York State, I never once saw its State bird, so to see them in your photos like this is truly wonderful.

    • kathydoremus says:

      Thanks – that comment made me smile. I get so much joy in sharing the posts that it’s always nice to know that someone enjoys seeing them. 🙂

  7. Brown splasher, love it, Kathy!

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