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Early Bird Tiffting and an Eastern Towhee

Published April 10, 2015
Tags: General Observations, Eastern Towhee, Brown Creeper, White-breasted Nuthatch, Black-capped Chickadee, Pied-billed Grebe, American Kestrel, Eastern Phoebe, Song Sparrow, Eastern Cottontail, Chipping Sparrow

I did a quick tour of Tifft Nature Preserve the other afternoon looking for early migrants.  I didn't find anything too unusual, but I did enjoy seeing three Eastern Phoebes and four Brown Creepers.  Song Sparrows were everywhere and they filled the nature preserve with their beautiful songs.

Back at home, I found our first Chipping Sparrow of the year at the feeders.  And then, the very next morning, an Eastern Towhee showed up - a first-of-the-year for that guy too!  I heard him well before I could find him.  Sometimes he yelled out his single note call and then other times, I heard his "drink your teeeeeaaa" call.  When I could focus on work no more, I went in pursuit of the little guy.  I found him singing as he perched on top of an evergreen tree.  That was a real treat and a sure sign that migration is underway!
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Brown Creeper
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Eastern Phoebe
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Eastern Phoebe
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Song Sparrow
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Black-capped Chickadee
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White-breasted Nuthatch
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Eastern Cottontail at Tifft
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Back home: Chipping Sparrow's first visit to the feeders this year
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Back home: an Eastern Towhee's first visit of the year
Reply from: Larry on 4/16/2015 5:19 PM
 Nice collection of birdy photos.Great job getting the Brown Creeper. They are hard to catch because they blend in with the bark.