Pyrrhuloxia and Curve-billed Thrasher


First I want to share the news that my book, “Birds, Beasts and Buttes”, is now available in E-Book form for the iPad.  Click here where you can preview it and buy at reduced price over the print version.  You can also check out both versions, plus my 2013 Calendar, by clicking on the links on the right side of this page.

Now here is that bird again, you know, the one with the funny sounding name.  I caught this image of the Pyrrhuloxia (Cardinalis sinuatus) a few mornings ago at San Angelo State Park.

Female Pyrrhuloxia in early morning light.

While there we also saw this Curve-billed Thrasher (Toxostoma curvirostre), doing what it does best; thrashing.  Thrashing the sand and grass looking for insects, etc.

A thrashing Curve-billed Thrasher.

I hope you enjoy these pictures, and you can click on either one to see a very nice enlargement of each.

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25 thoughts on “Pyrrhuloxia and Curve-billed Thrasher

  1. That’s a great photo of the thrasher… A couple of years ago I was asked to do a drawing with a brown thrasher…. I must have looked at thousands of photos before I could get a hang of their body movements. Most of the photos were no where near as good as this Curve-billed Thrasher. Looking at this photo I surely get a feeling for the bird and its motion…. great photo indeed.

    • Funny you should ask. I have some DVDs of my bird photos that I made last year and they went very well. I was going to sell my 2013 calendars, that I just got from the publisher, and give a free DVD along with it. Sooooo….if you mail me a check for 20.00, I will send you a 2013 calendar and the free DVD along with it. Give me your mailing address along with it.

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