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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
>>>
>>>