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Towhees

Although they are common in Massachusetts, I only encountered Towhees today for the first time. This pair foraged under a feeder. I did not hear their signature calls, unfortunately, which sound like either “Tow-hee!” or “Drink your tea!”. They have an entertaining habit of hopping backwards on both feet, in order to rake up leaf litter.

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About the author jmankowsky

This photo blog features the seasonal changes in nature observed in my own backyard and a variety of local environments. The Wachusett Meadow Audubon Sanctuary in Princeton, MA is often highlighted as a model for the positive effects a small nature preserve can have on the larger environment and the local community. Local sites of historical, cultural and recreational interest are spotlighted as well. All photographs were taken by me. Thank you so much for visiting.

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