Regular birds, but irregular weather

Walking down the trail a few days ago, I saw and heard a bird I didn’t recognize. Sitting by itself on the branch of a tree, it was singing a happy song. I’m sure it was just as delighted with the warm weather and sunshine as I was. Here are a couple of pictures of the happy bird. It sounded like a phoebe, but I’m not sure that’s the right ID. If you  know, please let me know in the comment section below.

Correction: Eliza Waters took the time to identify this happy songster as an Eastern Towhee.  That qualifies it as one of our regular birds. ~Thanks, Eliza.

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Unfortunately for both the happy songbird and me, the weather changed drastically last night, and the temperature has dropped some 30 degrees as clouds and, now rain, moved in! Sigh! 😖  However, despite the changeable weather patterns (that I blame on our location on the south shore of Lake Erie), spring is bound to come sooner or later. We’ll just have to wait a little longer.

“Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience.”

~Ralph Waldo Emerson

To complete today’s post, below are a few more “regular birds” I enjoyed along the trail this week.

 

 

Thanks for visiting, friends.
Wishing you sunny days and blue skies!
Trail Walker

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    1. Towhee came to my mind first because I’ve photographed them before, but another photographer told me it was a phoebe. When I listened to the phoebe’s call on my computer, it sounded like the one I saw, so I was a little confused to say the least. Thanks for your help with the ID.

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      1. Thanks for the information, Eliza. I didn’t know that. I always lump sparrows into a large category I call nondescript birds. Now I know that is unfair to sparrows in general, but it fits most of the sparrows I see around here. And of course, towhees are not nondescript. They are quite striking.

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