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Spotted Towhee

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A male Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)


Busted

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Here’s me getting busted by this lovely female Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) sitting on the fence with the SalmonBerry Bush. I haven’t seen her this season, but she showed up today and I’m happy! So will her mate I guess!


Spotted Towhee

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A very pretty Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) in the bushes in our backyard.


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Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus)


In the Dirt

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On a wet rainy day, there’s noplace the Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) would rather be than kicking and scratching around in the leaf litter for whatever it can find to eat. This time a nice sunflower seed!


On the Fence

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A female Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) sitting on the top of a fence near the feeder.


Spotted Towhee

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A Spotted Towhee.  For the most part these birds are very shy.  They generally are on the ground and keep under cover.  This one has been with us since fledging.  It’s finally got it’s adult feathers and is very handsome.  It has been around long enough that it will go on the feeders.  Here it’s on a tray with Niger seed.  This seems to be a favourite, for this guy anyway!


Towhee

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A immature Spotted Towhee (Pipilo maculatus) takens advantage of a saucer full of Niger seed in our garden. We have been watching this bird grow up all summer. It is finally beginning to look like a Towhee!


If Looks Could Kill

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I rarely post more than one shot, but this is the same bird as my previous post.  I just had to post this one!  Seems I was only supposed to take the good side shot!  Sorry, Towhee, I guess I didn’t get the memo!


Spotted Towhee

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A Spotted Towhee


Spotted Towhee

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In the same bush as yesterday, this Spotted Towhee is waiting for a chance to get to the feeder.  Snow, rain and cold weather persist here, so the feeders are very active.

In this time of freezing temperatures and snow, remember that it’s important that the birds have a source of water.  They like us, need water!


Spotted Towhee

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A Spotted Towhee


In the Brambles

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A Spotted Towhee deep in a blackberry bush


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A Spotted Towhee in the Butterfly bush in our garden!


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On a rainy afternoon this Spotted Towhee is going about his business in the leaf litter and discarded seeds on the ground!


Bright Eye

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Here’s a pretty Spotted Towhee in our Rose of Sharon bush.  I love it’s bright red eye!


On the Fence

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A Spotted Towhee.


Towhee

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Here’s a Spotted Towhee in our backyard.  It was at one of our Suet feeders.  This is strange because they usually eat off the ground.  I wondered why, until I downloaded the imaged and realized that it has a deformed bill.  I suppose it is easier for it to eat. Hope it sticks around because we always have suet around!


A Towhee

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A Spotted Towhee


Showing his Colours

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A Spotted Towhee


Deep in the Bushes

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A Spotted Towhee


Hawthorn Berries

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A Spotted Towhee makes a winter meal of Hawthorn berries.


In the Berries

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Here’s another Spotted Towhee deep in the berries!  I love those red eyes!


Picture Perfect

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A proud pose by a picture perfect Spotted Towhee