Our Southern Birds indicates the vulnerability of the Brown Thrasher's nest: "Late in April or about the first of May, as you pass a brushpile, a tangle of honeysuckles or roses, a brier patch, or even a clump of weeds and grass on the ground, look close for the staring yellow eye, like a chicken's, of a mother Thrasher on her big brushy nest of sticks. But do not disturb her; for this is one of our specially valued birds, and it would be a great pity if any one of those cinnamon-sprinkled grayish eggs were to miss its chance of hatching" (121).