Posted by: atowhee | August 2, 2015


As another tranche of humans prepare in the U.S. to go off to college for the first time, across the avian world there is whole lot of schooling going on.  This morning Paul Sullivan and I spent some time in the dense forest at Airport Park just outside of McMinnville.  There in the parking lot an adult Cedar Waxwing was perched next to a streaky-fronted juvenile.  Inside the forest we heard an unfamiliar two note call, which we finally traced to a young Spotted Towhee begging from its father who was down in the duff scratching for food.ST LOOKS (1280x960) ST LOOKS2 (1280x960)Later at home I noticed a loud pair of Flickers.  Again youngster on the roof trying to beg a meal from the parent. YNG FLKR


  1. Nice to see my towhees getting their beautiful adult plumage. Of course they are still acting like kids!

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