From a bird I wasn’t sure of in the last posting, to a bird even I couldn’t mistake.
Guides on free birding walks in the Phoenix area say that they’ll give you your money back if you don’t see a curve-billed thrasher.
This bird is so common and so vocal, that I actually know its call – one of a handful of birds for which I can make that claim. It’s not spectacular, but it is like an old friend. And that has a beauty all its own.