Sage Thrashers are a very rare migrant as they head through to the sage country. It just so happened that this was the second sighting this month and more over, this one one of two birds that stopped for a quick visit. They were only here for 3 or so days. Thrashers are related to mockingbirds with the Sage Thrashers typically the most northern migrators of the lot west of the Rockies, but stick to the driest areas of scrub. They also have the shortest bill of any thrashers in North America and Caribbean.