Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Eastern Towhee

Linking up with Wild Bird Wednesday and Nature Notes

For this week's Wild Bird I am featuring the Eastern Towhee.  I have been enjoying this pretty male right outside my window which in front of my treadmill. Some people watch TV walking while they are on the treadmill, I watch the birds outside my window..




The male Eastern Towhee is a handsome bird. They have a black head upper body and tail. Rufous sides and white underneath...


I think they are residents in Maryland.. I have seen them all over the state of Maryland and in Shenandoah Nat'l Park, Virginia..


This female Eastern Towhee has the rufous sides and is mostly a brownish color on the back and wings..


The view outside my window while I am walking on my treadmill.. The Eastern Towhee is sharing a meal with the White-throated Sparrows.


Another look outside my window at the Eastern Towhee!


I hope you enjoyed my wild bird post.. Till next week's wild bird post.. I wish you happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

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  Happy Birding and have a wonderful week!

84 comments:

Irma said...

Hello Eileen,
Beautiful images of this Eastern Towhee.
Really captured very well.
The first photo is my favorite.
Best regards, Irma

Knipsa Passtscho said...

Hi Eileen, you're watching the finest tv while you're walking at your window :)
I fell in love the last one, it looks so plushy :D
Have a fine day
【ツ】Knipsa

Ana Mínguez Corella said...

Beautiful bird.. Nice colors.. Cheers..

Sara D.B. said...

Beautiful photos, Eileen!
Happy bird watching walks!

Margaret Adamson said...

This looks a lovely bird Eileen and you have managed great shot of it.

Amazing wonders in my life said...

Nice clicks....

Marco Luijken said...

Hello Eileen,
Wonderful to see these kind of birds. Here we can see them only in special bird parks.

Many greetings,
Marco

Sue said...

Nice photos of one of my favorite birds. They usually show up around here in May--and only stay for a brief time. We sure enjoy them while they're visiting!
:)

Mersad said...

I think that is a lovely view from the treadmill you have. Nature is much more fascinating then TV :)

✿ chica said...

Caminhar na esteira fazendo exercícios com um visual desses é lindo! Vale muito! bjs, tudo de bom,chica

Stewart M said...

Great bird - I saw a spotted version last year! Don't think it will be on this years list!

Nice.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

The happy wanderer. said...

A lovely series of the Towhee. I saw the Spotted Towhee in Seattle last year and liked them too. A great idea to watch the birds while on your treadmill.

Country Gal said...

Lovely photos ! We don't have those pretty birds here . If I had a treadmill I would be doing the same thing watching the birdies as I was on it but instead I walk our yard and valley and watch the birds lol or just take it easy and look out my kitchen windows lol Thanks for sharing , Have a good week !

Mari said...

He's neat and attractive!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

so cute. I think I'll go fill the feeders now.

A Quiet Corner said...

They are such an attractive bird...and I love their sound...:)JP

Bethany Carson said...

The Towhees are good looking birds! I don't see them here in Iowa.

Sandra said...

your view from the treadmill is much preferable over anything on TV. our Cardinals are screaming springtime for the last 3 days. our temps soared into 78 degrees the last 3 days and now their is a chorus of birds

EG CameraGirl said...

I'm still trying to get a descent shot of an Eastern Towhee. :)) Unfortunately I have never seen one in my yard.

Giga said...

Cute is the first picture of a very nice bird. Regards.

thewovenspoke said...

Great shots of the Eastern Towhee! I haven't gotten that close to one yet.

TexWisGirl said...

i'm jealous as i've never seen a towhee in person.

Crafty Green Poet said...

such handsome birds, those towhees

Linda W. said...

How wonderful to see these cute birds right outside your window!

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Lovely bird. You've reminded me I need to get on the elliptical trainer today. Any minute now!
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Bob Bushell said...

It has to be the Eastern Towhee, beautiful images Eileen.

DIMI said...

Hello Eileen!!
Wonderful pictures of the Eastern Towhee!I have never seen this bird!So cute!!Great shots!Like the first photo!Hope you have a lovely week!
Dimi...

Adam Jones said...

That is a great looking bird Eileen, and well captured.

Mary Cromer said...

We have Towhees as well, and you got some lovely snaps. Around here some call them Rufous Sided Towhees. Happy Week~

Karen S. said...

Wow, such incredible beauty, and something new for me again. A Towhee, I have to look into this bird. The coloring is striking!

Karen said...

Such a handsome bird! I had one stop in my yard last year while migrating.

Findlay Wilde said...

A really handsome bird to be able to watch from your window.

Chandra Eswaran said...

Hi Eileen,
Lovely bird the Towhee. Never seen one before, until visiting your blog today.
Is there a TowShe? :)
Have a Beautiful Day!
Peace :)

Linda Kay said...

Eileen what a great way to pass the time while exercising, and you get such lovely pictures. This is one beautiful bird.

Mama Zen said...

Gorgeous bird! I really envy your view.

Carletta said...

Some great shots Eileen! I kid you not I have spent today trying to get a decent shot. This is the second year I have had them. Thanks for sharing the female. I know now I've only seen males. I do learn from your knowledge.

Barb said...

What welcomed visitors to distract you while you do the treadmill. Much better than tv!

Adam Tilt said...

Super bird Eileen and much more relaxing than watching TV.

Happyone said...

What a lovely bird. I don't think I've ever seen one in person.

Missy George said...

I've never seen one in Pa...interesting..Pretty bird :)
Good shots.

Chris Rohrer said...

That first shot is gorgeous! I like the female towhee....I've never seen her before. Great photos!

Our photos said...

Such a pretty bird !!

Rose said...

That female is beautiful...for the first time I really think the woman is the more beautiful of a pair of birds.

The Yum List said...

Thanks Eileen. I'm learning a little more about birds with every post.

Pat said...

Nice shots of this attractive bird. I'd like to see one myself.

Brian King said...

Love these guys! I just don't see them very often.

Andrea Priebe said...

I have never seen the Eastern Towhee up close and personal and here you are looking out your window while on the treadmill enjoying the view. I agree the male is a handsome bird as is the female. Perhaps I should get a treadmill ... maybe that's the trick. :)

Andrea @ From The Sol

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

You have the best birds, and now retirement time to really pursue them!!!

Debbie said...

They are so handsome Eileen. I think I may have seen them once in my yard but I would have to check!!

Nice to have such a great view while exercising!!

NC Sue said...

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DeniseinVA said...

Oh wow, great pictures of the Eastern Towhee Eileen. Both male and female are really neat looking birds. Have a great week :)

Lois said...

Quite a nice view! My grandson and I have been watching the birds a lot this week too. We even saw some robins.

mick said...

Great photos of beautiful birds and how nice to be able to watch them while you exercise!

Stephanie said...

Nicely captured.

Felicia said...

the towhee is a pretty bird.

wildlifewatcher said...

Hi Eileen, The Towhees are gorgeous birds! Outstanding photographs. Have a wonderful Wednesday tomorrow!

Cheryl @ TFD said...

He's very pretty! It's amazing that the males and females look so different. And it's no fair the males are usually the prettier of the two. :)

Rambling Woods said...

I haven't seen one here and I will have to go look and see if they are even in this area at all. Lovely photos.. Watching birds is better than TV much of the time...Michelle

Indrani said...

Great captures. I wish some of them visited me. :)

Nora said...

We have been out looking for this bird all morning. One has arrived at a beach near here. (they think, on our bird report so not confirmed). We only found our spotted Towhee today. I was so happy to see your photos as it will help me to id this bird.

Breathtaking said...

A great looking bird, especially the male Eastern Towee. Lovely shots Eileen.:)

Noushka said...

He is really gorgeous Eileen, I can well understand your fascination for the birds in your yard!
Do you run on a treadmill as you watch???!!!!!
Cheers, keep well :)

Magia da Inês said...

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Bonitas fotos!

Ótima quarta-feira!
Beijinhos do Brasil.

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Existe Sempre Um Lugar said...

Bom dia, apreciar as lindas aves pela sua janela é um privilegio ter a companhia deles.
As fotos são de excelência.
AG

Seraphina´s Phantasie said...

Really wonderful, Eileen.
Best regards, Synnöve

Optimistic Existentialist said...

The towee is such a beautiful bird :)

Lea said...

Beautiful Towhee!
Have a wonderful day!

Mary Hone said...

They look like the towhee's we have in the west. I have always liked them.

NatureFootstep said...

I think watching the birds is the right thing to do. :) And take shots of them. :)

Helma said...

I knew this bird did not and had never seen them. Beautiful bird and beautiful clear photographed.
Greetings, Helma

Black Jack's Carol said...

You really showed the Towhee's features beautifully, Eileen. The male looks similar to the Towhees we see here in the west, but the female seems very different. Love the auburn colouring. Thanks so much for hosting. I just squeaked in this week under the time limit :) Have a wonderful day!

Ela said...

Excellent photos and beautiful birds !
Greetings

Phil Slade said...

Hello Eileen. I think "handsome" is a very appropriate word to use when describing this towhee. Those colours certainly make me think that yours got dressed up in his best suit for your pictures.

Enjoy the rest of your week.

Cloudia said...

Always sweet and welcome, Eileen!



ALOHA from Honolulu
ComfortSpiral
<3

KaHolly said...

I'd be glued to my window all day if I had such a handsome visitor in MY yard!

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

I'm thinking I'd kill myself if I tried to take pictures while on the treadmill! But I'd rather see your birds than any TV show anytime! The towhee looks like it has a longer tail than the western one we see (in Oregon ) ... Otherwise very similar.

Beth said...

Such a gorgeous bird! I've never seen one of these. Thanks for sharing your treadmill TV!

Gillian Olson said...

Beautiful birds Eileen. I agree that watching birds on the treadmill or any other time is far better than TV. Great pics of the Towhee, he has slightly different markings from the rotors sided towhee here.

orchid Miyako said...

Dearest Eileen; the Towhees both male and female look really handsome and beautiful♡♡♡ Your phrase in the first paragraph made me smile; how I wish living in your nature :-)

Sending Lots of Love and Hugs from Japan to my Dear friend in America, xoxo Miyako*

diane b said...

That is a much nicer view than a TV screen. He sure is a handsome bird.

Phyllis Oller said...

I love to watch the towhees, you got great pictures out your window! Have a great day! Phyllis

Debby Ray said...

Wonderful photos, Eileen. I don't think I have ever seen such gorgeous starlings...they are glorious! And last weekend my hubby asked me what kind of bird that was with all of our others. I looked it up and sure enough...it was an Eastern towhee!

pattisjarrett said...

Much more entertaining than TV!

Pat Tillett said...

They are handsome birds! Great photos Eileen...