Tuesday, May 28, 2013


The scratch ground has been a consistent hit with many birds, especially cardinals and House Finches this season.  But also taking a visible place are the Eastern Towhees.  Both male and female are now out there quite a bit, evidently content with the adjacent shelter options and rich feeding on the ground where they prefer to work.  And Mr. Towhee has found the nearby vine trellis to be an outstanding perch for his territorial messages!  I hear the distinctive Tow-HEE! calls closer to the house than usual.  It should not be long before we spot the next generation coming to the scratch ground, or so I hope.  Lots of fun to watch!

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