Wednesday, July 10, 2013

Spotted Towhee

This is a juvenile Spotted Towhee, not the most handsome bird, still wearing the typical drab colors of baby birds, which I am sure is important for their survival. Spotted Towhees are one of the birds we hear singing the most frequently and consistently from our camp site here at Beaver CreekSNA. But yesterday I had a brand new experience with Spotted Towhees when this juvenile appeared out of the bushes at the Welcome Center.  Birding guides don’t seem to ever include photos of juveniles, so I had no idea what a juvenile looked like, but luckily for me this juvenile appeared with a parent who also feed him.  

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