Saturday, February 21, 2015

The Eastern Towhee

Here's a new visitor to my feeders this year. - Well at least a new forager of the fallen seeds from the bird feeders...

The Eastern Towhee is an oversized sparrow that is know as a "bird of the undergrowth". They spend most of their time in brush, tangles and thickets. -  I guess the snow and ice of this past week took him out of his comfort zone and into my view.


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15 comments:

  1. Lovely captures of the pretty birds.

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  2. This is ONE special bird. One that I would love to find and photograph!! Well done.

    Thank you for joining with your link at I'd Rather B Birdin' this weekend!!!

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  3. how awesome! have never seen one in person!

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  4. Oh, what awesome colors against the snow! Lovely photos!

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  5. I'm so jealous!! I've been hunting and hoping to spot a towhee in my neck of the woods. Your photos are super. Lovin' it.

    Great post. I'm visiting today from your link left with Nature Notes. But, I also wanted to send along my thanks for sharing your link at my bird album, I'd Rather B Birdin'.

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  6. They are all pretty birds. I love the shot with the Towhee and Cardinal! Have a happy day!

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  7. Great captures. Love the towhee.

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  8. Beautiful birds! I really love the Cardinal!

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  9. I've had them this year for the second year in a row. Just today I have stood at my window trying to get a decent shot.
    Nice shots!

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  10. It is lovely that you have a new bird as lovely as that visit your garden

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  11. I have never seen one..I have been putting out sunflower heart bits under the feeders where the ground feeders go with the arctic cold and deep snow....I see bunny tracks so they probably take some too...Michelle

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  12. Beautiful Towhee!
    We see a few here, but I haven't got a good photo yet.

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  13. Really love towhees! Great photos!

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  14. I enjoy our Eastern Towhee too and you got some great shares. Around here they are also known as Rufous sided Towhees~

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  15. I saw a lot of birds in New Zealand, but i don't know any of them except the seagull. They are so gentle.

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