Eastern Towhee Male
I awoke this morning to find more snow falling; the third snow storm this week! A snowy day is the perfect time to spend at the bird feeders and with that thought in mind I set up in the pop-up blind that is now sitting on the my deck. After a morning of photographing Blue Jays, and Cardinals ( and capturing more blue jay snow scenes that I know what to do with), when the snow stopped in early afternoon it was time to relocate to another feeding location where we have spotted a pair of Eastern Towhees recently.
While towhees are not rare in my area they are normally difficult to photograph as they spend nearly all of their time scratching about on the ground in brushy areas. With the snow covering their natural feed I though perhaps a little bird seed scattered about a small opening would entice them to expose themselves to the camera.