Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum) and Baby Mourning Dove (Zenaida macroura) this day. The young Brown Thrasher is the same one who featured in the first Monday Mercurial, a barely out of the nest babe. Not quite so shy now, and pretty serious about suet. Next is one of the baby Mourning Doves who have recently begun to discover the world – in this case, convenient spots to drink and bathe. Some of the shots are on the ghosted side, I apologize for that. The flies have been so bad, I had to put a screen up on the studio window, and unfortunately, the birds won’t just hang about, waiting for me to get everything right, so I shot through the screen. 1100 x 731, click for larger sizes.