Little did I know that I would see him during a snowstorm the very next day. Yes, dear reader, we got dumped on with another 10 inches of snow! However, I did see my little friend yesterday. He came to our feeders early in the morning and he came back several times during the day. Normally a ground feeder, my little Eastern Towhee ate sunflower seeds and warmed my heart a little.
Isn't he a gorgeous bird?
When we see the towhee by himself, we admire his beauty and don't appreciate how big he really is. He shared the feeder with the goldfinches and once again, I was amazed at his size.
The snow continued most of the day and finally ended around 6:00. Unlike past storms, this one will not be accompanied by days of freezing weather, so it will leave us sooner. THANK GOODNESS! In the coming days I will hear and see my towhee friend in his usual spot. He nests there every year. And very soon I will see his lovely mate. I can hardly wait.
Amazing what the sight of one bird can do to lift your spirits. Now I know for sure that winter is almost over.