I spotted a Brown Thrasher under my Japanese Maple tree in my backyard.
He stayed long enough to take a picture.
Why did he leave so soon?
I have a lightly wooded yard. However, I lack something essential to a Brown Thrasher’s habitat.
Yards with abundant thickets attract and meet the needs of the Brown Thrasher.
Brown Thrashers rely upon abundant thickets as they provide protection from predators and serve as nesting sites for their young.
I may have enough trees to attract and meet the needs of many common backyard birds, but because I lack thickets, my backyard does not meet the needs of Brown Thrashers.
– Craig Curtis