Yesterday afternoon, an Eastern Towhee paid a surprise visit to the backyard waterfall. This bird is one of my favorite infrequent visitors!
He was a bit skittish, so he stayed hidden in a nearby bush til the coast was clear, and then made his way over to the edge of the fountain.
He hopped in just long enough to get a drink…
…then hopped back out and hurried off.
I hope he will stop in more often now that he has discovered that the backyard offers free beverage!