A new sign of spring

Seven or eight deer, all does, dashed across the trail in front of me today. I expected a buck to be chasing them, but none appeared as they melted into the trees on the other side of the trail. Spring is on the way, though, and today I saw new evidence: an Eastern towhee, a bird that does not winter here on the south shore of Lake Erie.This is the first one I have seen this season, although last week I ran into a binocular-carrying bird watcher who said she had seen one that day. Unfortunately, my picture of the towhee was a little out of focus, and I don’t like to post poor quality pictures, but here he is anyway.

He was hopping around in the grass, pecking for food and generally doing what towhees do. I’ll try to get a better picture soon.

For more pictures of the birds I saw today, visit my main blog. In recent months, I have been posting there on a fairly regular basis. If the natural world interests you, take a look.

~Carolyn aka Skip

About Trail Walker

I'm an enthusiastic amateur photographer and nature lover, inviting you to join me on my trail walks.
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