Is this not just a lovely bird?
The Eastern Towhee, also known around here as the Rufus-sided Towhee.
This is the female and they are pretty shy birds, usually hiding in bushes and shrubs.
You can hear their voice call their name...Tooooowhee ;)
Well, I have made headway with Google...had to hire a man to help me, and it was worth every dime.
He found 454 potential viruses on my PC, not including hundreds of other naughty things, that could have wrecked havoc on our system.
We have an online security system, that evidently keeps them from striking, yet they were certainly lurking...
Hoping that everyone is doing well.
We are under a Winter Storm Watch now through Monday, as are many parts of this country.
Truly it is enough and I sure will be happy when Spring arrives and then we can complain about tornado threats...
Happy week to all~
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Wild Bird Wednesday
A light snow was resting upon the seed pods at a near by park and I thought they looked rather nice, along side the Towhees ;)~
White-throated Sparrows come for the season every Winter and such nice birds to have around, just delightful and if you look closely at their feathers around the face, it looks like they could have used a mascara wand~
In my bird guides, I have only entered less than 5 Winters that a single Fox Sparrow has visited.
This Winter, we have had 2 of them.
They are a real favorite of mine.
Their colour is quite striking and in certain lighting, can look magenta to copper~
This is my little side garden, where most of the bird feeding is done.
I have seed feeders, suet feeders, and under the large yard umbrella, I throw seeds mixed with popcorn, stale bread, cereal, and when I have them, dehydrated mealworms.
We only place enough seed in the feeders for the day, as the Raccoons will empty them during the evening, if I keep them full, at least during the colder season.
Many a small birds, the House Wrens, Carolina Wrens and such will use the nesting boxes during the night, and they will fit 3 to 4 in the boxes, with only their tail tips sticking out of the holes~
We are simply charmed by these little Fox Sparrows~
For the 2 Fox Sparrows, there are probably a good 30 White-throated Sparrows visiting on a daily basis~
One of those captures that will just make you smile~
I am awful at Sparrow identification, when I do not see them often.
The one above looks a lot like a Swamp Sparrow, and the one below a Song Sparrow, but I sure would accept another opinion.
Whatever they were, there was only one of each for that day~