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Eastern Towhee

Photo of the Week (April 30th, 2017)

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NOW it's getting exciting.  The waterfowl migration is winding down, with migrants largely moving on and summer residents here for the season.  Shorebird migration has really been wonderful over the last week+, and will be very good for the next couple of weeks yet.  And now? Here come the songbirds.  Sparrows and some other earlier arrivals have already arrived en masse, and that includes these guys, Eastern Towhees.  There were many very vocal, very visible Eastern and Spotted Towhees at Newton Hills State Park last weekend.  We get both species at Newton Hills, although Eastern Towhees are more common.  One of my favorite species, because of both their beauty, and their very vocal nature.

Eastern Towhee - Pipilo erythrophthalmus

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