Sunday, March 23, 2008

FEATHERED VISITORS

Half way decent shot of a white crowned swallow checking out the seed scattered below the feeders. I swear they know when I show up at the window with the camera. Maybe they hear me or perhaps they see movement at the window and figure. "I don't know what it is and I'm not waiting to find out."

A couple of shots of a rufous sided towhee at the feeder. They don't come out front very often, and I've never seen one on the feeder until today. They are usually ground feeders and usually scurry around the bushes and day lilies keeping to the cover. I haven't had much luck getting pictues. They blend in too well on the ground to get good shots.

3 comments:

tenyearnap said...

We used to call the Eastern towhee a "rufous-sided" too but it is called, according to Sibley's an Eastern and the one we have out west here --on your feeder-- is a Spotted towhee. Yeh, it confused me, too, hhahahaa.
I like the White-crowned sparrow photo! --Cin

toonguykc said...

Even though it's Spring now, I haven't seen a robin yet.  Cardinal couples are still around.  Weird.

Russ

mleighin21st said...

Ah, it's so good to see green plants that look so healthy.  We did have some bare ground starting to show, but it'll be covered by 3"-6" of snow by this afternoon.   All the winter residents are the only ones at the feeders here.  I'm trying so hard to be patient.
                                        Happy Spring,  Leigh