English and Scientific names:

Sage Thrasher

Number of individuals: 


Locality: LOUISIANA: 

Cameron Parish

Specific Locality:

Blue Goose Trail, Sabine Refuge

Date(s) when observed:

October 22, 2010

Time(s) of day when observed:  

6:00 PM


Reporting observer and address:

Tom Finnie,

Sulphur, LA 70665

Other observers accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

Bo Finnie, wife.

Other observers not accompanying reporter who also identified the bird(s):

Robby Bacon of Lake Charles originally found the bird earlier in the morning.

Light conditions:

Late afternoon sun with clear skies.

Optical equipment: 

Nikon D300, 400mm lens

Distance to bird(s): 

25 yards

Duration of observation:

One hour


Marsh grass along trail

Behavior of bird: 

Bird was walking along trail catching bugs.


See pictures attached.


Not Vocal

Similar species:

See pictures attached.

Photographs or tape recordings obtained?

Photographed by me.

Previous experience: 


Identification aids: 

Peterson’s guide aided by picture

Notes made from memory? 

Are you positive of your identification? If not, explain: 


Yes, see picture

Date and time: 

10/22/2010 Time: 10:00 PM