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Wild Bird Wednesday #258

Wild Bird Wednesday–Rufous-sided Towhee, juvenile 

It took a couple days of brief sightings to ID this new visitor to our yard. Finally, I got a glimpse of its left side, exposing a tiny patch of feathers that gave it away–a juvenile Rufous-sided Towhee.

Here is a picture (not a very good one) of another that visited in 2015. There seems to be some confusion regarding the Eastern Towhee and Rufous-sided Towhee, whether they are actually two different towhees, or one and the same. 

Linking to Wild Bird Wednesday

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Wild Bird Wednesday 120–Rufous-sided (Eastern) Towhee

It was a happy day at my house! Our first migrant birds showed up in the backyard today. I haven’t seen a Rufous-sided Towhee for a few years, so it was a treat to see another. 

Female Rufous-sided Towhee–please turn around!
Well, that’s a little better. But it will have to do for today.
The first White-throated Sparrow of the season arrived today, too.

Excited to share these with Wild Bird Wednesday!

Thanks, Stewart, for hosting this fun meme.