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Saturday, April 9, 2016

HEY RED!

What to my wondering eye did I see when I opened the blinds this morning?


Why I believe it's my old pal, the Rufous Sided Towhee, who summers in these parts.

With the mercury in the low 40's it seemed a little early for a bath in that cold water.

But sure enough he spent quite a time there enjoying a vigorous dousing in the birdbath.


I don't know how long he'd been there but I managed to get a couple of pictures before he flew off.

12 comments:

L Lewis said...

Wow. Have not seen him in my fountain yet. I had a downy woodpecker recently. I still have suet hanging. And of course the dratted doves . . . I think they would make a good pigeon pie.

Catalyst said...

I thought a couple of times I'd heard him recently but this was my first sighting.

Jager said...

My apricot tree is starting to bud, our little feathered friends can't wait for the fruit. (bastids)

Tom Cochrun said...

Over here on the central coast it is time for the Mockingbird mating season. It is a nonstop serenade until the Tinder connection happens.

Catalyst said...

One of my neighbors has a tiny apricot tree and it's budding too.

Catalyst said...

When we lived in Phoenix (the first time) the mockingbirds in our neighborhood would sing loudly all night long during mating season. As Jager would say "bastids!"

Stephen Hayes said...

How kind of you to provide a bathing facility for him.

Zhoen said...

Wonderful to have bird friends stop by. My scrub jay visited for a snack as well. Love the banner of your cat, looks a lot like Moby.

joeh said...

A member of the Polar Bear Club no doubt.

Val said...

Who knew birds got so dirty?

Sharon Anck said...

How wonderful!

The Bug said...

Ooh this reminds me - I've got to get my Wordless Wednesday post ready!