Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Towhee visiting at my house


Eastern Towhee
Originally uploaded by Henry McLin

We had a fun visitor yesterday, eating the black hulled sunflower seeds on our patio. The seeds fell out of our hanging bird feeder, and a Rufus-sided Towhee enjoyed the feast.
I read that they live from British Columbia south to California, Guatemala and also live in Florida.
I think of Towhees as cousins of another of my favorite birds, the Robin.

26 comments:

Thatsnews said...

A very handsome, determined looking bird!

jeanetteann said...

What a lovely pretty bird Terra, I have never heard of it. I think seeing pretty birds feeding in our very own gardens is a real joy.
We were recently on holidays in the Australian bush only 30kls from where we live, and the bird life was just incredible. We enjoyed lots of breakfasts on the deck watching them feed.

Thank you for visiting me and being interested in what I do. Crochet is a lot easier than tatting,you should give it a try. I hadn't done it for years until the last couple of weeks. I showed one of my homeschooled students how to do it today and she went home with a little circle. She was so pleased. I can only do the basic stitches taught to me by my grandmother, but that's all you need to do things like I posted about. Nice to have met you xx jeanetteann

Catherine said...

What a cute little bird!
xo Catherine

Chatty Crone said...

He looks a bit like a robin - but a different color underneath. Pretty. sandie

Rita said...

Oh, that is such a pretty bird! :)

farmlady said...

Nice shot! Birds are so hard to catch in the camera.
Towhees are like live little ornaments hopping around between the roses in my garden. I love them. They catch your eye from the windows.
Beautiful birds...

the wild magnolia said...

This is an interesting little cuties. Love the colors. I've never noticed one here in south Florida.

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Such a pretty bird. Great picture too!

Danielle

laurie said...

thats a great shot, painting birds is a passion of mine for sure, Thankyou for visiting me today, its so nice to meet you!

LadyCat said...

I have never seen a towhee. It's a very beautiful bird. I can see some resemblance to a robin in the coloring.

Sandy said...

We have the towhee visiting us regularly. In fact, we see both the male and female. She is equally beautiful though a rust color all over with the same light colored belly. For some reason we got into the habit of calling them "Mr. and Mrs. Towhee.

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Your photo captured him beautifully. At first, I thought it was a Robin. I don't think I've ever seen a Towhee. Fun to learn about a new to me bird. laurie

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

What a cute little guy.
We have so much fun ID-ing birds at our winter feeders.

Marcia said...

So pretty. They bring so much joy.
Thank you for stopping by, Terra. I too visit a wide variety of blogs each offering a peek into the uniqueness of our lives.
Have a gorgeous day!

Nezzy said...

Simply a beautiful little bird!!! I'm quite fond of the little fine feathered friends. I feed 'em year round.

You captured a wonderful shot girl!

God bless and enjoy this wonderful day sweetie!!! :o)

myletterstoemily said...

what a lovely bird to feed! he does
resemble the robin.

BumbleVee said...

Definitely some robin colours in there....

Daisy said...

It's a pretty bird. I don't think I've ever seen one of those before.

Pondside said...

What a pretty bird - I'm off to check in my Birds of BC book!

Friko said...

what a very pretty little bird, not one that comes visiting this side of the pond.

Lynda said...

http://bennie-thesmiths.blogspot.com/2011/11/our-little-friend-rueous-sided-towhee.html posted a pic of this bird this week, too. It is the first I have ever heard or seen this species. It is a beautiful bird.

NanaNor's said...

Hi there, I love Towhee's; we had them when we lived in Sonoma County and occasionally we see them here but we also get Grackles and I think they scare some of the smaller birds away. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving Terra.
Hugs,Noreen

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

We always saw them in NC and they have a nice song to sing! Lovely photo! ♥

Amrita said...

What a sweet bird

Theanne and Baron said...

Beautiful Towhee! Do they make it to west central Florida? I'll have to be on the lookout!

Michelle Palmer said...

They are beautiful! Cute little song, too~
I hope these little feathered friends know how much joy they bring us :)
Thanks so much for sharing!
Michelle