Always possible some group of them got blown in the "wrong" direction.
I've been a bit puzzled here not to see one because there's pretty good
Towhee habitat, lots of thickets and brambles and the like with a long
stretch of forest edge.
Was yours male or female? Is it still hanging out with you?
What put me off-balance with this one is that it was a female, which I
wouldn't expect to see before a male had shown itself. I now also have
just today the first female Rose-Breasted Grosbeak of the year that
apparently blew in overnight in the same bunch with the female Towhee
and the White-Crowns. Hmmmm.
On 5/9/2016 1:37 PM, Miriam Lawrence wrote:
> We also had the first Towhee ever on our property a couple of days ago -
> also in Addison County (northern). Interesting. I wonder if there's a glut
> of them, or if they're doing something different than usual this year?
> -Miriam Lawrence
>>> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>
>>> Woke up this morning to see the two Rose-Breasted Grosbeaks on the ground
>>>> under the feeder plus 10 to 12 White-Crowned Sparrows and an odd-looking
>>>> Grosbeak-sized bird with them that my as yet uncaffeinated brain finally
>>>> recognized as a female Towhee a split second before the whole bunch
>>>> I've not had a Towhee here in the 10 years I've been here and haven't
>>>> eyes on one anywhere else in that time, so I was a bit slow on the
>>>> and pre-coffee, I might have been hallucinating. Haven't caught sight of
>>>> it since then so far.