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Curved-bill Thrasher

Turning back to Arizona for a post, I saw my first thrasher while we were there.

These guys are easy to identify with their call, which is a “whit-whit.”  They’ll answer you back if you make the call.  The thrasher woke me up one morning starting with his call at four in the morning.  It’s probably the only time in my life that I will be happy about being woken up that early.


Also, Arizona has pink cactuses.

4 Responses to “Curved-bill Thrasher”

  1. Tiffany says:

    I have some plastic animals eyes for crafts that look exactly like his eye. I love birds who sing so fearless.

    I’ve never seen a pink cactus, they look like the ones here, but the color is all “wrong”. Cactus spines are so sharp and stiff – I’ve had one give me a flat mountain biking.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    Yeah, I thought it looked all wrong too. Those are crazy spikes to give you a flat!

  3. Kathy says:

    Wow, cool. I SO wish I had been birding when I lived near Phoenix.
    That cactus is pretty too. Where was this?
    I’ll keep reading. Maybe I’ll find out.

  4. Elizabeth says:

    Kathy, I took a trip to Patagonia, Arizona back in April and saw so many birds that I’ve been posting the pictures from that trip ever since.