This past summer we had a pair of Brown Thrashers in our burn pile. They are beautiful soft brown birds with speckled bellies, and we watched them a good bit of the summer slipping in and out of the pile where the nest was. They should be heading to a warmer climate for winter soon. This morning one flew itself into our living room window and snapped its neck. I’m trying to get back into the habit of sketching every day again, so today I sketched my poor bird before I laid it under a bush.