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Rufous-sided Towhee


I don’t know …. Looks a bit suspicious to me.
I’ll just try a nibble. Mmm … mhmm … not bad.
Hey! This is all right!
Uh-oh. Somebody got pictures of me gobbling my food. Who would have thought she’d spy on me right through the window?

What a feast these berries make,

No one says how much to take.

Guess I’ll eat them while I can,

I’m becoming quite a fan.

First I wondered ’bout the flavour,

Now I just can’t wait to savour,

All the berries growing here,

At their best this time of year.

Down the street the mountain ash

Berries fell down just like trash,

Down they fell, kerplunk, kerplunk.

Robins ate them and got drunk.

Not so good for flying straight,

Easy to become owl bait.

I will stick to pyracantha

Cuz for me it is the antha.

Author: wordsfromanneli

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39 thoughts on “Rufous-sided Towhee

  1. Great photos, Anneli! I wonder what the bird ate?

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  2. You are our “enjoy this moment, nature entertains” champion photographer, Baird, poet, friend! Joyful, nature.

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  3. Aww, lovely photos and poem. 🙂


  4. Wonderful birds, images and prose!

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  5. Lovely pictures- and poem to go with them!

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  6. That little bird is living the life!

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  7. It’s really a suspicious look in the first 2 pictures.

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  8. Love the photos of the towhee. They are such entertaining birds to watch. Your new camera provides amazing clarity or perhaps it is the skilled photographer!

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  9. What great photos. I love the little bird set against the red berries and green leaves. And cute poem too, Anneli. 🙂

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  10. This was so much fun. Super photos!

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  11. How fun seeing him enjoy a meal. I guess they don’t get stomach aches from eating too many berries?

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  12. Pretty bird. Don’t see those around here. At least I’ve never seen one.

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  14. Looks like he could use a napkin!

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  15. LOL! I should put a box of Kleenex on the rail for next time.


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