You know how the saying goes – Everything that glitters isn’t gold.
Well, the reverse is true as well – Everything that’s gold doesn’t necessarily glitter…sometimes it gleams! Like the golden eye of this Brown Thrasher.
Though his gleaming glare and his blade-like beak give him a rather sinister appearance, I have found these birds to be more bashful than brutish.
This guy typically shows up to enjoy some of the Bark Butter that I spread on the branch, but if someone else arrives, he tends to be quick to relinquish the territory.
I love his rich coppers and creams against the blurry backdrop of the autumn leaves.