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Re: Towhee?

From:

Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>

Reply-To:

Vermont Birds <[log in to unmask]>

Date:

Mon, 9 May 2016 13:57:28 -0400

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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.

Jane
(Shoreham)

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
> Monkton
>
>
>>> On Mon, May 9, 2016 at 11:56 AM, Jane Stein <[log in to unmask]>
>>> wrote:
>>>
>>> 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
>>>> flushed.
>>>>
>>>> I've not had a Towhee here in the 10 years I've been here and haven't
>>>> laid
>>>> eyes on one anywhere else in that time, so I was a bit slow on the
>>>> uptake,
>>>> and pre-coffee, I might have been hallucinating.  Haven't caught sight of
>>>> it since then so far.
>>>>
>>>> Jane
>>>> Shoreham
>>>>
>>>>
>

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