Towhee

We’re only banding about two days a week now, and we’ve had some rain, but we’re still getting some nice birds.  Yesterday, more hatching-year birds were out and about, including this rather sparrow-looking juvenile Eastern towhee.

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I’ve always liked towhees.  They are heard more than seen, with their familiar “drink your teaaaa” calls usually coming from thick underbrush.   You may recall that earlier this spring we caught a nice male.

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Towhees are cute.  And life is good.

Posted in Birds. 7 Comments »

7 Responses to “Towhee”

  1. KGMom Says:

    The last photo is such a handsome fellow–I don’t know anything about towhees, but I like his dignified look.

  2. Lynne at Hasty Brook Says:

    He looks like a PROUD Towhee!!

  3. Ruth Says:

    I would love to see this bird. The female is so plain, perhaps I have.

  4. Larry Says:

    That must be the chief Towhee by the looks of him.

  5. mon@rch Says:

    Love your EATO photos and glad the banding is going good!

  6. obi4240 Says:

    Thanks all for the comments. I do think that male was a very proud looking fellow. Still waiting on catching a female…

  7. At Last! « Natural Notes Says:

    […] those who’ve been following and read this post, we banded a both a juvenile and actually several male towhees earlier in the spring, but […]


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