Tuesday, January 19, 2010

New Sighting at the San Angelo State Park blind...

Bill Yeates sends word that this past weekend he spotted a Brown Thrasher at the blind. While it is a bird that is seen elsewhere in the park, it is the first time in recent memory that one has made its way to the blind. It's cousin, the Curve-billed Thrasher, is a regular visitor and I saw a pair of them at the blind when I was there at the end of December. Bill also noted that this particular bird was very agressive and "...pulled a beak full of feathers out of any bird that got too close." Sounds very much like the young Curved-bills that come into the blind until they figure out that there is enough food for everybody available.

This once again is further reason for the building of a second blind in the park so as to allow a bigger variety of birds to be seen by those folks who come out to see them.

Bob Zeller has a copy of Bill's image at the Texas Tweeties blog.