CENTRAL FLORIDA CRITTER OF THE DAY: Brown Thrasher (Toxostoma rufum)
Distinct yellow eye.
They nest in low dense shrubbery or sometimes on the ground. Secretive, they like my place because I leave dense patches of grasses around so they can safely hide.
Diet: insects (including many pest species such as grubs and tent caterpillars), lizards and berries…I see them quite often close to the elderberry and the virginia creeper.
Shown on Florida Native Plant: WINGED SUMAC (Rhus copallinum)