Aurora Park: Brown Thrasher

J. Wilson

Seen bird hiding in pepper tree as it moved along behind branch’s.  Distinct repeated “smack” calls of BRTH as it moved through the various trees he is known to be in often. 


Jan Wilson 
Long Beach 


Hi Jan,

I'm not saying that the Brown Thrasher is not present and you are not seeing the bird, but with regard to the "smack" calls you mention, I've always associated those calls with Northern Mockingbird. Are you sure it's the thrasher giving those calls, or perhaps a NOMO that is also in the tree/area? Thanks.

Robert McNab
Laguna Niguel