This towhee and the eastern towhee both used to be called rufous- sided towhees, but to differentiate it from the eastern towhee (Pipilo erythrophthalmus), it is now called a spotted towhee (Pipilo maculatus).
Rufus is trying to figure out the best way to get into Lincoln the squirrel’s food.
“Have you ever been undecided, and had a foot in each camp?” he asks.
He finally decided to just go for it. Showing off his acrobatic skills.
No, he didn’t get put in jail for stealing Lincoln’s sunflower seeds. He’s just hiding here in plain sight. Nothing can get him here behind this maze of twigs.
“And no,” he says, ” I didn’t pull an all-nighter. My eyes are always red.”