Documentation of Brown Thrasher

Observer Information

Reporter:  chris vest  15304 Road 30,   Dolores, CO  81323
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Brown Thrasher
First Date/Time:  11/21/2015 12:22:00 PM
Last Date/Time:  11/23/2015 10:30:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  2 or 3 hours
County:  Montezuma
Specific Location:  Dolores area
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Unknown
Plumage:  Other/Unknown


scraping leaves under honey suckle bushes, also seen eating fallen apples

Description of the Bird

this is my first sighting of this bird here in 11 years of living here. he/she appeared for three straight days, visible right out our window, active throughout the day. bird was quiet, no singing heard or observed. bird was actively feeding by scraping leaves beneath honeysuckle bushes. he also availed himself of fallen apples. many juncos, house sparrows and starlings working the same area. the bird was shy and quite observant: minimal movement on my part tended to cause him to fly or run away to cover. 

Similar Species Discussion

bird was clearly seen and photographed: rich reddish-brown upper parts, heavily streaked breast, black on white, pale yellow eyes, strong bill.  

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Previous Experience

i've lived in the east where the bird is very common; living here for 11 years i'm familiar with sage thrasher, pipits, thrushes, etc., and other SW thrashers...


Notes made AFTER observation

Date Documentation Submitted

11/24/2015 12:37:00 PM
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