Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Introduction to a handsome fellow...

This is an Eastern Towhee and this is not my picture, but one of these little guys has been hanging around the feeder for several weeks.  I think I saw him in early spring drinking at the pond but he disappeared during nesting time.  If he came back to drink, I missed him.  Having the natural pond invites so much more wildlife than the more formal pond we used to have.  If you want to know more about this fancy guy, vist:  http://birds.audubon.org/birds/eastern-towhee where you can also hear their wonderful song. 

In other nature news:  the little possum came to visit us last night.  He drinks from the birdbath on the deck and then heads down the stairs to the bird feeders.  Ugly?  Cute?  Jury is still out.  We saw the doe with the twins a couple of days ago.  She was just walking down the street.  I suspect she's pregnant again and will be ditching the twins for the new baby/babies.  Maybe we will be lucky enough to see a hidden fawn this spring - always a joy.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I had access to natures beauties like I used to. Living in a gated community where everyone's house looks alike, the lawn is meticulously groomed & the occasional flock of birds flying through is all we have here.

    Miss the Berkshires for that - but shoveling sunshine is a lot easier. Tough trade off.

    Have a beautiful day!!