Birds in Snow: Eastern Towhee

By taggart  
Birds in Snow: Eastern Towhee
Pipilo erythrophthalmus. 7-8 inches. male

To catch a glimpse of the Towhee one must search the ground if you hear scratching in the leaf litter---rather like that of a chicken! (bilateral scatching) Here you see him scratching in the snow looking for seeds yet unopened! We did not see the female who is similar except brown rather than black.

Thanks all for your support and interest in this series---birds we rarely see at our feeders visited during a very cold snowstorm this week!

Tags: Avian Wildlife and nature PennsylvaniaUSA Eastern Towhee

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4 Feb 2019 3:18PM
Excellent capture Jenn,

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TonyDy Plus
10 52 3 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 3:19PM
Super shot, Jenn.
4 Feb 2019 3:37PM
Well captured.
4 Feb 2019 3:46PM
Excellent birding , Jenn ! SmileSmileSmile - Jukka.
Jasper87 Plus
9 2.3k 157 England
4 Feb 2019 4:26PM
You should produce a bird identification wall chart, Jennn.
10 10 10 England
4 Feb 2019 4:30PM
It's a hard life!!!!
Maiwand 12 3 73 England
4 Feb 2019 4:37PM
Another very interesting image of this most attractive bird Jennnn.
Tooma Plus
3 1.9k 2 Scotland
4 Feb 2019 5:06PM
Another wee beauty to see for the first time. Lovely, Jenn. Smile
Another superb image Jenn, I expect the 'wise' female was waiting in the warm Wink Pam
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 5:26PM
A really lovely shot
4 Feb 2019 5:45PM
You have so many beautiful birds Jenn, lovely image
Chinga Plus
8 3 1 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 6:03PM
Exceptional subject caught Jenn, beautiful in every way ...
Fabulous image, stunning capture, Jenn.
Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
4 Feb 2019 9:19PM
Makes my feet cold just looking at the little chap Jenn. And I've got slippers on.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
Very nice capture in the snow. Well done 👍 Jenn.
LynneJoyce Plus
11 22 99 United Kingdom
5 Feb 2019 1:01AM
Lovely avian candid shot.
bliba Plus
13 2 Austria
5 Feb 2019 5:59AM
super capture of this lovely bird Wink
A beauty Jenn, looks great in the snow.

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