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Wednesday, August 19, 2015

JUST CALL ME RUFE!

My friend, the Rufous Towhee, was back at the bird bath catching a drink recently.


My California Hoosier pal, Tom C., noted with a name like Rufous Towhee, he sounds like a blues man from Memphis.

He certainly drinks like one.

And his distinctive call sounds like one, too.

This morning I got a couple of better pictures of him.


When he knows (somehow) that I'm photographing him he doesn't stick around long.

Here he's about to depart.


Up at the hummingbird feeder, I caught one yesterday but his wings were moving so fast he's pretty much a blur.


Back at the birdbath it's a constant parade in the mornings and evenings.


The goldfinches, who nearly always come in pairs.


A damned dumb dove.


And an interloper of a different species.

Oops, just spotted this fellow on the flagstone beneath the birdbath.


Waiting for spillage, no doubt.

Never a dull moment in Catalyst's back yard.

9 comments:

  1. We put our old birdbath next to the pond in the lower yard...fun to watch the birds make a choice of where to have a drink. The Red Tailed Hawk stops in for a drink and the "bars" clear out. The canyon bad ass.

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  2. Your bath is as busy as an African water hole.

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  3. A regular "Wild Kingdom."

    I think doves are stupid too, not sure why.

    Rufous Towhee love that name, and yes does sound like a Blues Singer.

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  4. Wild is the area there. How often do you have to clean out the bath?

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    1. Whenever it turns black. Maybe once every six weeks or so.

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  5. Nice to observe.
    un petit coucou de Lausanne Switzerland.

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  6. Tom's right: it does sound like a blues name.

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  7. It's a parade of activity in your back yard.
    I looked at your photo from the art museum, not bad at all. It's a tough place to take photos. I see the second photo you had was of the same room I posted a year ago. You also had lots of other photos of some of my favorite pieces. I do enjoy going there.

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  8. Your back yard is just as busy as ours is!

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