DescriptionThe Brown thrasher is a bird in the Mimidae family; this group includes the New World catbirds and mockingbirds.They are able to call in up to 3000 distinct songs and have a unique ability to mimic the songs of other birds.Although this bird is widespread and still common, it has declined in numbers in some areas due to loss of suitable habitat.I took this photo yesterday in the morning. Of course, I heard him long before I could see him perched on this branch.
I.M. Spadecaller, Tampa Bay Member Since March 2010 Artist Statement Matthew Schwartz (AKA Spadecaller) is a grateful survivor who conveys his deepest passions, convictions, and serenity through visual art, poetry, and video.
As a child, he was formally trained in traditional oil techniques and later attended The School of Visual Arts in New York City (1970-71). During the 70's up until the late 80's he exhibited acrylic and oils in Montreal and New York, and presently resides on the west coast of Florida.
Since the advent of image editing software, he has turned more to creative digital hand painted images and photos striving to fuse these into an art form worthy of the distinction traditional painters deserve.
Using HD videos formats, he showcase his digital paintings, poetry, other mixed media images; these are available for viewing at: http://www.youtube.com/user/Thespadecaller.