Wow, thank you all for advising me on the Brown Thrasher, which I believe
it really is.  The yellow eye and the wing bars are real clear indicators.
I will try to get another picture of it with a better view of the beak.
Carol

On Mon, Apr 16, 2018 at 12:05 PM, Chris R. Pelkie <chris.pel...@cornell.edu>
wrote:

> OK, I’ll buy that. I didn’t see the expected downcurve until you pointed
> it out, but the yellow eyes are probably more definitive (and the
> wing-bars).
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> On Apr 16, 2018, at 11:55, Geo Kloppel <geoklop...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> The bill looks foreshortened because of this pose, but note that it’s all
> dark, down-curved and quite pointy. The breast and flanks have streaks
> rather than spots; the eye is yellow. The whole color scheme is right for
> Brown Thrasher, even down to the white wing bars, which you won’t see on
> any of our Thrushes.
>
> -Geo
>
>
> On Apr 16, 2018, at 10:39 AM, Carol Cedarholm <cceda...@gmail.com> wrote:
>
> Does anyone know what kind of thrush this is.  Was in my backyard the last
> few days foraging on the ground.  I have definitely had 2 hermit thrushes,
> but this one looks redder with bolder spots on the breast. Thanks, Carol
> <Thrush 2.jpg>
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