Documentation of Brown Thrasher

Observer Information

Reporter:  Jan Justice-Waddington  11764 Nob Way,   GOLDEN, CO  80403-8453
Other Observers:  Renae Bobet, Matt Hartmeister,

Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Brown Thrasher
First Date/Time:  12/6/2020 7:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  1/28/2021 8:00:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  2 hrs
County:  Jefferson
Specific Location:  11765 Ranch Elsie Rd. off Hwy. 72 Coal Creek Canyon
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Non-breeding


8 X 36 binoculars

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  25 ft.
Distance:  varies

Description of the Bird

The bird hangs out in the willow habitat  and yard. Certainly out-of-season, far west of usual breeding grounds. Call check online, plumage rust with cream belly with dark markings, long tail, size almost that of flicker.

Similar Species Discussion

Too big to be a hermit  thrush, too rust to be a sage thrasher, etc.

Resources Used

National Geographic - 7th edition,  Sibley, online - etc

Previous Experience

I have known the Brown Thrasher from long ago, also hermit thrushes.  I am 94 and have belonged to CFO forever. The address is that of my helper and husband. They have been seeing it almost daily. Chatfield was my study area, before moving to Coal Creek Canyon - the trasher was seen there a few times. There is a video Renae made - not sure we can send it.


Notes made AFTER observation

Date Documentation Submitted

1/28/2021 3:02:00 PM
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