CLOSED: And my name is?

Hanover Twp., PA(Zone 6a)

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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Chicago, IL

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

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Eastern Towhee…

Klamath River, CA

as compared to a Spotted Towhee

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Chicago, IL

Ah - good call Mrs. Ed.


As for proper names. I vote "Steve"

Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

All three are very good Halloween birds!

And my name is?

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

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

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

I was just out walking the dog and I could here one of ours singing, tow-hee!

Jeffersonville, IN(Zone 6b)

they are fun to watch. they are a lot like the brown thrasher because they love to play in the leaves. :)

The Ozarks, MO(Zone 5b)

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!!

This message was edited Apr 22, 2008 8:24 PM

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Whiteside County, IL(Zone 5a)

Holy Cow. That's a really close picture of Elvis there. Nice.

Marlton, NJ

Beautiful one Rose!

Putnam County, IN(Zone 5b)

I think they are such a cool looking bird. Great shot Rose!

Orchard Park, NY

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

Hastings, FL

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

Cape Cod, MA(Zone 7a)

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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