Curve-billed Thrasher

Toxostoma curvirostre - year-round - eats insects, seeds and berries

Curved-bill Thrasher

For the second year in a row a pair of Thrashers has built a nest in the ivy growing on my neighbors house. I was watching this one (below) gather twigs when he surprised me by jumping up on the wall as if to say "You got an opinion too?" I've been feeding and providing water for them for years and it is safe to say they know me.

Curve-billed Thrasher