This brown thrasher has been hanging around our yard in Greensboro. We suspect that she has a nest near our compost bed among the dense brush. This spring, we've been lucky, our compost pile seems to have the perfect combination of green and brown material as it is FULL of earthworms. Brown thrashers are omnivorous and eat anything from insects and earthworms to berries and seeds, all of which are present in our yard; most of which are present in our compost pile.
Every year, we plant more edibles and now have at least ten blueberry bushes, lots of raspberries, two small gardens, and more. We've also made a committment to avoid pesticides. Our efforts are paying off as, this year, we've seen a variety of birds and other wildlife. This is the first year that we recall seeing a thrasher. According to the literature, brown thrashers can make up to 3,000 distinct bird calls. That's quite a reperitoire. We hear the thrasher a lot and have gotten very close to it. The bird seems to be so tame.
What kind of birds to you see in your neighborhood?