Bird Week VI: The Desert / by Dave Hileman

This curious bird is another resident of the Henderson Bird Viewing Venue Preserve - see yesterday's post. He is called a Crissal Thrasher and is found in southern Nevada and the southern deserts of CA, AZ and NM. They are usually hard to spot, being secretive and preferring dense brush however, no one told this specimen. He was happily singing out in the walkway for several minutes. My first spotting of this bird.