A Little About Me

Eastern Towhee

Drink Your Tea!
Thats the sound of the Eastern Towhee! The Towhee is part of the Sparrow and Bunting family, it has a black face, back and chest with rufous-red sides. It has a long tail with white outer tail feathers.
The typical habitat would be woodland edges, old fields, thickets and overgrown pastures. Usually feeds on the ground where it will scratch for food.

I was lucky to see many of these birds this spring, including a few in my own yard. But to get these pictures I had to travel to a more eastern forest here in Connecticut. They weren’t to difficult to find, in fact they were very plentiful there. It was a lousy overcast and rainy day but I’m glad I got to watch them sing and study their behavior patterns. Do you have some near you?