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mgarr
Hanover Twp., PA
(Zone 6a)

April 22, 2008
10:46 PM

Post #4848611

I know this isn't a good shot. The bird was pretty far away. I can't ID him, can anyone help me out!

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rogue_designer
Chicago, IL

April 22, 2008
10:52 PM

Post #4848628

Looks a little like an american redstart - but some of the markings don't match up - so probably not.

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2008
10:58 PM

Post #4848655

Eastern Towhee…
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/AllAboutBirds/BirdGuide/Eastern_Towhee.html
adelbertcat
Klamath River, CA

April 22, 2008
11:00 PM

Post #4848665

as compared to a Spotted Towhee

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rogue_designer
Chicago, IL

April 22, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #4848669

Ah - good call Mrs. Ed.

Now.

As for proper names. I vote "Steve"

Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 22, 2008
11:02 PM

Post #4848670

All three are very good Halloween birds!

Quoting: And my name is?


How about "Bob"… or he might prefer Robert.

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 6:03 PM

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 22, 2008
11:24 PM

Post #4848775

I was just out walking the dog and I could here one of ours singing, tow-hee!
indiana_lily
Jeffersonville, IN
(Zone 6b)

April 23, 2008
1:10 AM

Post #4849381

they are fun to watch. they are a lot like the brown thrasher because they love to play in the leaves. :)
dellrose
The Ozarks, MO
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
1:23 AM

Post #4849451

I was sitting quietly in our wooded area one morning and heard a terrible racket. I thought, a Coyote, wild dog, cat or rabbit. He was making so much noise the Towhee didn't hear me sneaking up on him!! Recently they have been doing a lot of singing in the tree tops!!

Forgot to mention that his name is Elvis!!

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Mrs_Ed

Mrs_Ed
Whiteside County, IL
(Zone 5a)

April 23, 2008
1:34 AM

Post #4849522

Holy Cow. That's a really close picture of Elvis there. Nice.
pelletory
Marlton, NJ

April 23, 2008
2:12 AM

Post #4849805

Beautiful one Rose!

nanny_56

nanny_56
Putnam County, IN
(Zone 5b)

April 23, 2008
2:49 AM

Post #4850151

I think they are such a cool looking bird. Great shot Rose!
OPbirder
Orchard Park, NY

April 26, 2008
12:05 AM

Post #4864336

It is a cool looking bird nanny. Yes rose. Fabulous. I've never seen one before.
artgecko
Hastings, FL

April 28, 2008
1:17 AM

Post #4873872

rufous sided towhee male...i have two
pair who are year round residents
the daily buffet makes moving on unappealing
they share taqble space and branch space with
the overwhelming cardinal population.
I think they offer nanny and tutoring for
fledgling cardinals
astilbebain
Cape Cod, MA
(Zone 7a)

May 2, 2008
3:53 PM

Post #4896577

I have lived within 20 miles of where I am now for about 25 years...and never saw a towhee until I moved into my current home. That was 4 years ago...we have many trees here, and I started using shredded leaf mulch everywhere. The towhees love to scratch through the leaf litter like little chickens. :) If I'd known it was that easy to attract them, I'd have done it sooner!

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