Cherish is my favorite word, and I cherish the ability of turning the routine into a beautiful moment.
Nature creates in me, a spiritual and meditative time to bring peace, harmony and balance, into an otherwise ordinary day~
Mary Howell Cromer







Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Mr. & Mrs. Towhee in the snow~

Towhees spend most of their time under the snow covered evergreen spreader bushes in our yard.  We have several that hang out together, one male being more dominant, and his favorite date are in the images in this post.  The male is the black and rufous and the female is the brown and rufous in colouration...I always know their voice, for they say their own name...To...whee;)  Would you believe I just found this draft and it was set to publish on February 19, 2010...OK, so I am a  bit late...;) and no snow, only showers and tornado watches out.  I have been up since 2:32 and it is going to be a long day.  Have a great one and Happy Birding at:



 Please be sure to stop in a view more birds images from around the world.

What a sweet, sweet pleasure it is..to watch and photograph these creatures... 



* Note...hmmm well, as soon as I clicked publish, it then shows that there were 7 comments made, even though Blogger showed this was a draft...there are 5 more drafts out there, maybe I will share, and maybe I won't...will have to wait and see~

 

22 comments:

  1. Nice Towhee photos! I seldom find them where I can get eye level shots.

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  2. I do not know this species. I presume it's a North American species of finch. It looks slightly like our (British) Bullfinch.

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  3. Wow Mary,
    These are beautiful pictures. Well done, first to get the couple, second to get them so nicely in the snow. Gorgeous pictures!

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  4. Lovely colours to augment the snowy conditions.

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  5. The first and the last one are special, marvelous Mary.

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  6. Great captures of a real beauty. Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

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  7. What a sweet bird -- one we do not see here in eastern Nebraska. Love the coloring -- very special.

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  8. These are lovely! The snow really serves to show off their beautiful feathers.

    Sometimes Blogger is no one's friend. :(

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  9. Lovely shots Mary and doesn't that male's dark orange colours look wonderful against the white?

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  10. Beautiful birds. I love that first shot.

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  11. Superb images of your beautiful birds..

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  12. oh W. O. W., I say time and again how much I adore the robin photograps I see on my favourite blogs. Yours also are spectacular

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  13. Beautiful series! I have heard them in my wooded area, but must be blind because I can never see them!

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  14. Beautiful pictures. You always capture such beauty.

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  15. What a beauty! I've never seen one of these, and I love your photos.

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  16. Exquisite captures! I sure wish I had an extra post or two laying around, seems like I'm always under the gun. Tornado watches you say? I know this is foolish but I would dearly love to see a tornado one day. I dread seeing the damage caused by these storms but the image of the funnel is awe inspiring. Silly me.

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  17. Those are gorgeous shots, Mary! That's a bird we haven't seen this winter. They have great colors.

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  18. How magnifique how magnifique...dearest Mary; these are so sweet shots of this cute wonderfully coloured little bird; so curious does it look & it seems to comunicate with you...!!!!

    MAGIC indeed!!!!!!!!!!!!

    ciao ciao elvira

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