Friday, October 19, 2018

Yard Critter of the Week - Eastern Towhee

Eastern Towhee.

It is the time of year when we get a variety of birds passing through the yard. One such bird is the Eastern Towhee.

At first I didn't notice the bird right outside our living room windows. I was too focused on the other birds visiting the feeders. I quick grabbed the camera and fired off the shot above. And then it moved off into the brush.

Turns out there were three in the garden, two males, shown here, and a female, which was camera shy.

There are plenty of towhees in the forests around us, but few that visit our yard. As can be seen from the site linked above, they like scrubby forest edges. Which would seem to describe our yard. Perhaps  it's just not edgy or scrubby enough. And we just have to settle for the occasional visit, which this year was Thursday evening, October 18th.


You can find all of the Yard Critter posts listed here.

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