Birds of the Garden-Eastern Towhee

“Eat your peas!” Hear it shouted from the treetops from this sweet bird. My daughter hates peas so she prefers to hear it say “Drink your tea!” We often hear these birds when we walk the trail along the river, but rarely do we see them. But last year on one of our walks at Prickett’s Fort State Park, https://wvstateparks.com/park/pricketts-fort-state-park/ , we heard and saw many of them. It was exciting to hear her say, ‘Look, there’s another one!”

The eastern towhee is another painting request from the WV Botanic Garden for the children’s series. I sketched and painted it this weekend from a reference photo found on Pixabay and taken by Miles Moody.

https://pixabay.com/photos/bird-towhee-birding-avian-eastern-5427314/

The final bird in this series to be painted is the white-breasted nuthatch. Perhaps I will get to that later in the week. But for now, I will heed the calling of “Drink your tea” and go brew a cup.

Happy Monday everyone!

Helen

1 Comment

  1. Msdedeng – At 41, I am still figuring out life: my place in society, my career path, a family of my own, any many others things. Heck, I am still trying to make friends in California; a place I moved to 3 years ago. I am currently in a Community College to make up for the many years I missed school while in Africa (Uganda). I intend to transfer to university next year and double major in History and English. I lead a very ordinary life; a normal day is spent doing school assignments, hiking, or reading. My favorite thing to do is walk! Short walks or long walks it does not matter. Walking allows me to think about things - anything! My love of walking comes from where I grew up, a small village in northeastern Uganda. It is still one of the most remotest areas I will ever know, and couldn't even start comparing what life is like there to say a place like California. Walking was all I did while growing up! I walked for miles to school, to church, to the shops, to the borehole to fetch water, and to the market. It was quite an adventure unlike any other - so you now understand my love for walking.
    Msdedeng says:

    Thanks for the picture. I am only familiar with the Californian towhee.

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