I went to Red Butte Garden a few weeks ago, hoping to spot a warbler or see gnatcatchers building nests. No such luck on that front, but I got some fantastic shots of a Spotted Towhee. I heard the distinctive call and then I saw him. I heard multiple calls so I walked up [...]
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I’m back! Sorry I was away for so long. I was working fifteen-hour days trying to file a bunch of things for a client. But now it’s over and I can show you more birds from Golden Gate Park! When we lived in California, one of the most common birds I saw was the California [...]
Back when I lived in California the California Towhees used to wake me up with their chipping on the weekends. I didn’t take many pictures of them because they were everywhere. Plus they’re just medium-sized brown birds. I miss them a little now, although not in the morning. It turns out that there are several [...]
I got back last night from Los Angeles, which is a really fun town to visit for the weekend. If you haven’t been to the Getty you need to because the art collection is amazing and the architecture of the buildings are gorgeous. There is also a great view of smoggy Los Angeles because the [...]
Utah has a huge list of birds that I’ve never seen. According to my stats on Birdpost, I’ve seen only 168 out of 312 in Salt Lake County. Well, a couple of weeks ago I got to add a bird that I never expected to see here: the Spotted Towhee. I saw the first [...]
Last weekend I visited the Red Butte Gardens. It’s only 3.5 miles from the house and has a variety of flowers. The views are not terribly lush, but that’s to be expected since the gardens are in the driest part of town. The gardens, however, are full of birds and bunnies! Very hungry looking bunnies. [...]
California has these beautiful birds called spotted towhees. They like hanging out in bushes. You may notice that every picture in this post involved some kind of bush. Their eyes are bright orange/brown; the same color as their wings. The first time that I heard one, I waited for 30 minutes to catch a glimpse. [...]