Rufous-Sided TowheeMay 2006

In April and May the forest areas of the game land north of Cooper's Pond are filled with the sounds of eastern towhees singing drink-your-tea.
Rufous-sided towhee singing
  I don't remember encountering as many rufous-sided (or eastern) towhees last spring, but for 2006 they seemed to be everywhere. The rufous-sided towhee is in the greater family of finches, sparrows, and the like.

One day I saw a towhee couple on the same branch. On the left was Mr. Towhee.

Mr. Towhee

On the right side of the branch was Mrs. Towhee.
Mrs. Towhee
  They were both in plain sight. I wish all birds were as cooperative.

Photo note: I used a Pentax *istD, with the SMC 1000mm reflex lens, for these photos, which were taken in the latter half of April 2006.

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