Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Bird Watching - Warm Weather Version

I'm getting so much enjoyment out of our birdfeeders right now. All of my favorite birds have returned for the summer along with a couple of new ones. Regular visitors are the indigo buntings, goldfinches, cardinals, bluejays, red-winged blackbirds, and just recently, the rose-breasted grosbeaks and brown-headed cowbirds. For about a week we had a rufous-sided towhee. It's an interestingly colored bird with a black head and shoulders, orange sides, and white belly. It's a ground feeder and was fun to watch. I haven't seen it in about a week so it must have just stopped to eat on it's way further north.

Rufous-sided Towhee

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