Wild Bird Wednesday #150–Eastern Towhee

Wild Bird Wednesday

At home for a very brief window of time this afternoon, and much to my surprise, I found a new visitor to our yard in that short time of observation. It makes me wonder what I miss when I’m away!

At first glance, I was puzzled. Adorned with deep black feathers here and there, and juvenile streaked feathers on the breast, a white belly, and rufous on the sides–it could be none other than the Eastern Towhee!

I had only seen a male once, earlier this year, rummaging around under the shrubs, so I was quite taken aback with the appearance of a young one. What a lovely surprise! And just in time for Wild Bird Wednesday!

Eastern Towhee, juvenile male
Eastern Towhee, juvenile male

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