I have lived in this house for 12 years now and this is the first time I have seen an Eastern Towhee.
Female... Beautifully... Striking... Plumage.
The Eastern Towhee is found in eastern North America, usually in the underbrush. They are considered a large sparrow, and are smaller and more compact than a robin. They prefer wooded edges and scratch among the fallen debris on the ground in search of food.
The male has a black back or hood, a white underbelly and rufous or red side patches that can be hidden by their wings. My visitor is a female and has a brown hood, rufous sides and a white belly.
How can I not help but admire this bird who knows a great bird bath
when she sees one !!