|A Bendire's Thrasher surveys the eponymous Thrasher Spot.|
|It cannot be argued that the Thrasher Spot provides thrashers. A better argument can be made in regards to the types of looks birders typically get. Verdict: poor, as demonstrated by this Le Conte's Thrasher.|
|Although this photograph of a Crissal Thrasher is definitively sub-standard, I would argue that its inclusion here is important in that it may help temper standards of what types of looks to expect at the Thrasher Spot.|
|As evidenced by these Sagebrush Sparrows, not all birds at Thrasher Spot are thrashers.|
Many people have made this trek; I was not the first, and I will not be the last. The voyage was rough, being stuffed as I was between an open-mouthed, snoring, elderly woman and a portly gentleman with arms that protruded from their root more horizontally than most. But as perilous as the Southwest voyage was, the reward was only that much more sweet. These birds are here, begging to be seen. Wanting to be seen. Yearning, even.
|I have long been an advocate of western Red-tailed Hawks. They are objectively more attractive than their eastern brethren.|