Female Eastern Towhee
Eastern Towhee's spend most of their time scratching in brushy areas. Only occasionally do they fly up to a perch and when they do they seldom linger for more than a moment.
Female scratching for food
Male Eastern Towhee dropping a seed husk
Checking out the lens
And getting back to the work at hand; scratching out a living
With the summer foliage gone and food becoming scarce the wintering birds are much easier to photograph than are birds at any other time of the year.