Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Wild Bird Wednesday - Spotted Towhee

I often hear Spotted Towhees, but getting a good shot of them is usually tough.  They like to hide in the center of trees or, when on the ground, they scoot deep under bushes.  I managed to get lucky one day last year and get these few shots.




Their red eyes are particularly striking.




I found this guy by listening for his call...




...it's one of the few that I have learned to identify by ear.



He gave me one last look at those crazy eyes and then he was gone.

KJ


6 comments:

Margaret Adamson said...

it is always rewarding when you get shots of a difficult bird to photograph.

Frank Boxell said...

Super shots .. you did very well as it tried to hide!

Breathtaking said...

Hello!:) It's a great looking bird, and good shots of him too!:)

Janet said...

What a beauty! :)

Nora said...

I have so enjoyed my visit to your wonderful blog. I really enjoyed the Towhee. We have a lot of them in our backyard and they nest there and bring in their babies. Wonderful close up shots of them. I love all the photos on here and am a new follower of your creative birdy blog.I hope to come back and read more. Hope you are doing well. cheers from wild west coast of Canada.

Marie C said...

I wish I was better at recognizing bird song! There are very few I know. The photos of this beauty and wonderful!