IMG_3953Other than the usual suspects — coyotes — the chief noisemakers in my neighborhood lately are these guys, Curve-bill thrashers. I could listen to them chatter and sing all day. The biggest kick in the pants is when one perches at the top of your chimney and turns your fireplace into a megaphone. That’ll get your day started.

Audubon has recorded its calls and songs here: https://www.audubon.org/field-guide/bird/curve-billed-thrasher

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