Today I saw an Eastern Towhee on the ground at the edge of some cedars (there is bird feeder in proximity) outside the kitchen window. It looked similar in colouring (slightly lighter) to the robin, but it was the “distinctive jump-and-kick motion, thrusting both feet to move leaves and reveal food” that was most impressive. I had never seen this behaviour before.

Location: 994 Country Rd 19, RR 1 Peterborough.
Observer: David Quist

Categories: Sightings

Drew Monkman

I am a retired teacher, naturalist and writer with a love for all aspects of the natural world, especially as they relate to seasonal change.