A bird walk on campus today turned up this bold Brown Thrasher that is raising his voice to claim this small tree as his territory. He should be a little more cautious as a hawk is perched nearby.
A Red-shouldered Hawk perches high on a dead snag– perhaps he can see the Thrasher, hope not.
P.S. The photographs were taken with a Nikon D7700 at full zoom and cropped.
Exciting changes of the season.