Towhee Time

I was so glad I had my camera in hand when this beautiful female Towhee stopped in for a bath.

Since they are ground feeders and rarely come up to the deck, I don’t get to take their picture as often as I do some of the other birds.

I was glad she wasn’t in a hurry and seemed content to linger…

…sometimes splashing…

…sometimes squawking…

…sometimes sitting and soaking…

…and sometimes getting photo-bombed by another bather!

Doesn’t she look lovely with her ruffled feathers and her water-droplet-bedazzled tail?

Now to convince the male to come and have some Towhee time in the birdbath!


About kathydoremus

Wife, mother, daughter, and friend. One who dabbles in writing, thinks in rhyme, and is utterly unable to escape the allure of alliteration:) Amateur nature photographer. A backyard bird watcher, a hiker of non-strenuous trails to waterfalls, and a fan of Atlanta sports teams. Driver of an orange Jeep Renegade who goes by the name of Earl. One who is nourished by silence, solitude, and a good cup of coffee. A lover of God’s Word and the riches that are hidden there. An extremely ordinary jar of clay who longs to see and be satisfied by the glory of God, and to somehow display that in my everyday life.
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12 Responses to Towhee Time

  1. pamkirst2014 says:

    Love the photo bomb!!!

  2. jmcheney says:

    She is a real Bathing Beauty! I have several towhee families in my Asheville backyard these last few years. They have moved in, stay year around & are a delight calling & calling all day long & keep busy-busy bobbing amongst the doves to find every tidbit on the ground.

  3. Gorgeous action shots!

  4. Jill Kuhn says:

    I like her coloring. She has interesting eyes with the red and black. I will have to look this bird up – a real beauty! 💗

  5. lindasschaub says:

    She is a beauty and she certainly is enjoying that bath. She just needs a big powder puff and a dusting of bath powder to finish off that repertoire. 🙂

    • kathydoremus says:

      How funny would that be…to put a powder puff prop in the birdbath!

      • lindasschaub says:

        I did it years ago in my backyard to take pictures – I also put a bottle of “Mr. Bubble” there as a prop. Where I go for my hair, the owner is creative and buys slate and paints it and does lettering for whatever you want done. He also does quotes. They are all around the salon. I had him do a couple for me about the birdbath. “Baths $0.05” and “Drinks for Free”. 🙂 I had some fun with it.

  6. Jodi says:

    oh what great captures! So glad you shared! LOVE!

  7. Mags says:

    I too am glad you had your camera in hand…those are fantastic captures of that little beauty. Hugs

  8. Andrea Jeris says:

    So Cute! My birds only drink; No bath.

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