Today marked the end of this year’s war against the thrushies, which went very much like last year’s war.
Thrushies or Pearly-Eyed Thrashers, (Margarops fuscatus), are birds commonly found here on St. John. They are described in a Wikopedia article as “aggressive and opportunistic,” and that they are.
Every year these bold, brazen thieves and I wage a war with the prize being my delicious Malika mangoes.
When it came down to the two last mangoes on the tree, the outcome was a draw: one for me, one for da t’rushie dem.