Sage Thrasher – Photo Study

Alex LamoreauxBird Sightings, General News and Info, photo study, Photography7 Comments

One of the birds that was on my “Most Wanted” list before coming to Idaho was the Sage Thrasher. Luckily, after being here in Idaho for over 3 months, I have been able to see quite a few, especially this past week! I think they are a really awesome bird, and for me, are so iconic of sagebrush flatlands. All of the times I have seen one they were at quite a distance, and so didn’t allow for a decent photo. Or they were close but then took off running before I could get a photo. Luckily a few days ago I was able to sit very close to one as it gathered food for its chicks and I took the photos below. I hope you enjoy these photos of this beautiful bird that I think is a little taken-for-granted here in Idaho.

Sage Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

Sage Thrasher

Sage Thrasher