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  •  I have seen rufous-sided towhees before (5+ / 0-)
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    although not terribly often.

    In the fall, they kick up a storm in the fallen leaves, looking for food.  You hear a racket of dead leaves? -- look for the towhee.  ;-D

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    by Youffraita on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:25:41 PM PST

    •  Yeap, that's them. (3+ / 0-)
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      So hard to see when they are in the brush or in some leaves.

      I love their red eyes too. ;D

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      by BlueJessamine on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:27:22 PM PST

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      •  I live downtown, and in the winter (3+ / 0-)
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        the most obvious birds are the damn crows that come here.  Apparently we're the "south" they go to for warmth.

        But I had to go to the mall today & while I was waiting for the bus back home, I saw a seagull!

        I'm inland, btw.  I know gulls come here for the winter -- they like the cornfields in the county -- but they're not as ubiquitous in the city or 'burbs, where, y'know, we don't have cornfields.  So that was kinda cool.  Too far away to ID for sure, but I'm guessing glaucous gull.

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        by Youffraita on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 03:42:10 PM PST

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    •  Here in the east (4+ / 0-)
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      I hear them calling quite often, particularly in the spring when the males are establishing territory with their calls.  In the east, their call sounds like "drink your tea."  Hubby often will remark that there is a whole lot of tea drinking going on.  LOL

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      by gulfgal98 on Wed Jan 23, 2013 at 05:54:44 PM PST

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