Being a bird photographer, I’m always mesmerized by the creativity of mother nature. The type of decoration she gives our feathered friends is so much fun.
While watching my fox sparrow flock, there was another flock of special birds to me. The Eastern Towhee. Previously known as the Rufous Sided Towhee along with the spotted towhee, they now have their own name.
It’s not often that I see one, and when I do, they are usually scurrying under the brush. Liking to scratch the ground, they’re known for their call “Drink Your Teeeaa!”
Even the girls are beautiful in their subdued colors.
Eastern Towhees are large “New World” sparrows, found in northern America. I think they are adorable, and should perhaps have a tea party with them.
The black coat on the first shot, Nature is truly an artist 🙂
Aren’t the Towhees striking? They always think that they are a well dressed man out there. Thanks Andy.
I can see why they feel that way and agree! 😀
Yes! Mother Nature sure has a stocked color palette. These guys are mesmerizing with the red eyes.
I still haven’t figured out what is with mother nature and red eyes. She really likes them. Probably did it just to creep us out. 😉
the Boston Tea Party perhaps?
That’s it ! Absolutely right ! A recent TV show came on the history channel. Sons of Liberty. It is a great story about our history of Boston, et. all.
Towhee, eh! Now I know the name of this bird that I was trying to take a photo this morning. Thank you, Emily.
That is so awesome that you got to see one of these. Wonderful and so happy to share these cuties with you.
What a surprise… the guy is all sleek and black, and the girls boring brown. 🙂 Beautiful pics Bella.
That is so awesome that you got to see one of these. Wonderful and so happy to share these cuties with you. While the boys have to be all dressed up to get the girl. Thank you so much for your kind words Beth
Lovely pictures. These are wonderful birds. 🙂
Thank you so much Kathy. They really are pretty awesome.
You certainly know your birds! Well displayed!
It’s taken a few years Colleen, and I’ve birded a lot in my area. It helps to understand that the birds on the east coast are pretty much the same from Maine to Florida. I’m also have lots of local ‘pro’ birders that I’ve met through facebook that have helped me out with ID’s and call id’s. Even when I’m out in the field. I’m so grateful for their kindness.
Truly beautiful. Shame they don’t say ‘Drink your coffee’, as I don’t like tea! 🙂
Now I’m totally surprised. You don’t like tea? I like it in the afternoons for a nice pick me up. Ginger tea ! Oh yea..spice me up!
Sorry, nope! 30 years living in England and still haven’t managed to enjoy even the smell of tea: it simply turns my stomach. Here is to coffee!
Remind me to send you some Costa Rican coffee then. 🙂
Please do! It will be put to good use! 🙂
I am also very fond of photographing birds, birds of the world’s very lively and lovely, I think birds are nature’s little angel.
Indeed they are Meihsiu. Thank you so much for your kind comment, and I hope your blog has birds from where you live. I bet they’re glorious.
Thank you, you are the birds of the world really opened my eyes. 🙂
I’m with you in terms of their wonderful colors. There’s so much variety it’s mind-blowing. We are so blessed in this day and age to be able to witness so many different birds without have to go to where they are. Thanks for adding to the blessing. 😉
They are definitely cool birds. Looks like you’ve got perfect timing this year, very clear, wide-open shots! I like how in the last the sun shimmers off his feathers, though they’re both beautiful.
It was such a glorious day, and I truly felt blessed to be in his presence along with all of his friends. We are truly fortunate to be able to enjoy our natural world. Imagine living in a city like Tokyo or the like?
Right you are! I love being able to see nature in all its glory. 😀
We have one who visits several times a day. Comes to the feeder we have ‘ve on our 2nd floor deck, especially since the blizzard hit us last week. He is beautiful, just have nou t been fortunate enough tools get a picture of him. But I keep trying. He leaves when other birds arrive.
They truly are awesome birds. I hope he stays awhile so that you can enjoy him.