Best Viewed Larger
Brown Thrashers with their bright yellow eyes and heavily streaked breast and belly noisily hop and jump (thrash) in and out of bushes turning over leaves looking for food. This male was hopping all over my yard chasing beetles which had been forced out of their in-ground homes by heavy rain during the night. Males like this one have the largest documented song repertoire of any North American bird (1,100 song types).
Note: In the spirit of fairness, since the bug gave his life for this image, I will properly identify it as a ground beetle. RIP
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina US
Nikkor 500 mm Lens