Breezy

The weather was much better today. The storms missed us yesterday, but there was a tornado touch down in a nearby county. There was property damage. Thankfully, there were no personal injuries.

It was cold and breezy today, but the sun came out this afternoon. This is the first time in days, that we've seen the sun.

I think this female Eastern Towhee was feeling the cold. She has her feathers fluffed. I know how she feels! :0)

Thank you for your kind comments on yesterday's Mourning Dove!!! :0)
Beautiful!
posted January 18th, 2012  
another fave Carolyn - I wonder if I go back through my faves, how many of them will be yours! This is exquisite - as usual. Who would have thought brown feathers could be so pretty.
posted January 18th, 2012  
Oh bless, fab shot
posted January 18th, 2012  
Ok, so I have the same camera. Following you so I can learn exactly what it can do. I want to take pictures just like this. I think you may be using the lens I have also. I am very new to dslr.
Your pictures are all wonderful!
posted January 18th, 2012  
The markings on this bird are stunning! Great pov and clarity! Beautiful catch . . as always. :)
posted January 18th, 2012  
A beautiful shot. You are so lucky to see one of these. They are generally hidden in the brush up here. How colorful she is!
posted January 18th, 2012  
Very nice, crisp, clear shot! And beautiful color on her, too! Glad to hear the weather was better for you today.
posted January 18th, 2012  
Beautiful! Another bird that I've never seen in person!
posted January 18th, 2012  
daaaaaaaaaaawww look at dat pretty little bird!
posted January 18th, 2012  
Love, love the colours on this one. So pretty!
posted January 19th, 2012  
So beautiful!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
what a beauty of a bird and you captured her so lovely...even with the cold and breezy feathers
posted January 19th, 2012  
wow, what a beautiful bird, not seen one like this before....fabulous photo
posted January 19th, 2012  
Awesome capture. Does look like a towhee. Don't see them much in my yard. A fav for sure
posted January 19th, 2012  
Good capture. What an interesting looking bird. Good focus and detail.
posted January 19th, 2012  
very, very nice!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Another bird I didn't even know existed. Gorgeous! You are certainly giving me an avian education. What county? I grew up in Warren County. Are you anywhere near?
posted January 19th, 2012  
@cjriggs Thank you!!! I'm in Bedford County. I'm just a couple of counties away from Warren. :0)
posted January 19th, 2012  
Such a cutie! Great capture.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Fabulous shot!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
All puffed up, great capture ;)
posted January 19th, 2012  
Art
Excellent focus and composition. The Rufous Sided Towee (now been renamed) was the first bird I saw on a Christmas bird count I attended years ago that started my fascination with birds that were all around but that I had never noticed. Some folks say that the dinosaurs never went extinct they just evolved into birds through eons of time. Kind of cool to think of that possibility every time I see another beautiful example.
posted January 19th, 2012  
great shot!
just my personal opinion, off-centered composition would be more interesting... :)
posted January 19th, 2012  
Beautiful!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Beautiful picture of the female Towhee. I've only seen the males. She is very pretty with brown feathers. This budding tree is a great backdrop for your bird shots.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Lovely colors and details on this little guy. Great photo! FAVE!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Beautiful shot
posted January 19th, 2012  
Beautiful bird...I too have never seen one in person.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Carolyn, a beautiful photo of this cute bird. Perfect setting.
posted January 19th, 2012  
What a beautiful looking bird. Great shot
posted January 19th, 2012  
I don't think I've ever seen this bird before. Beautiful little creature. Glad to tornado missed you!
posted January 19th, 2012  
I'm glad the storms missed you. She is just gorgeous. Never seen a bird like this before. She's a Fav!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Pam
Totally Awesome Photo! :)
posted January 19th, 2012  
That's a beautiful bird
posted January 19th, 2012  
You have an amazing variety of birds that visit your garden.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Gorgeous bird shot. Bravo!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Excellent capture of a very colorful bird.
posted January 19th, 2012  
beyond words.......!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Very lovely!
posted January 19th, 2012  
He's a lovely colour.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Great capture, perfect focus!
posted January 19th, 2012  
wonderful, so cute and fluffy. your focus is brilliant..really outstanding :)
posted January 19th, 2012  
gorgeous! faved
lovely bird x
posted January 19th, 2012  
So fluffy and such a crisp image. Well done.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Amazing detail as always. It almost appears like that spot on the end of the branch has been used so often as a perch area that the bark has been worn away.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Oooo... a new one for me! Great shot!
posted January 19th, 2012  
what a fluffy little birdy! Definitely looks on the chilly side. I haven't seen one of those before.
posted January 19th, 2012  
OMG....this is so beautiful!! instant fave!
posted January 19th, 2012  
What a sweetie - fav for me
posted January 19th, 2012  
wow... another fab shot, never seen this little one before, great capture as well!!! another fav for me!!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Fabulous Capture! The is a terrific shot - Love the details of the bird and DOF! Splendid!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
This towhee is so pretty. What a catch. You have so many amazing birds.
posted January 19th, 2012  
beautiful capture!!!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Fav - I just love all the matching tones to this shot!
posted January 19th, 2012  
She is beautiful, thank you so much for sharing, never seen one of these before, lovely shot too.
posted January 19th, 2012  
instant fave and one for my collection. have never seen this kind before....
posted January 19th, 2012  
amazing shot! another fav :)
posted January 19th, 2012  
He is so cute! Looks like a postcard!
posted January 19th, 2012  
All puffed and waiting for his date! Beautiful, as always you captured this one perfectly, too!
posted January 19th, 2012  
She's cute!
posted January 19th, 2012  
Gorgeous capture!
posted January 19th, 2012  
I adore this. Fav!! so cute looking and brilliant focus.
posted January 19th, 2012  
I've never seen a bird like that! Great shot.
posted January 19th, 2012  
Wonderful focus and compsition! Beautiful bird that I have never seen before!
posted January 20th, 2012  
Kim
beautiful shot, I don't think I've ever seen one of those around here.
posted January 20th, 2012  
Love this! We have Rufous-Sided Towhees here in Kentucky. I usually here them more than see them. When I here the familar "Drink-Your-Teeeeeeea" in the woods, I know the towhee is close by.
posted January 20th, 2012  
Очень красиво!!!
posted January 20th, 2012  
beautiful focus! she looks cold and a little bit angry
posted January 20th, 2012  
The colors just pop. You have a talent taking these lovely creatures of flight. Getting me inspired to take some. Love your other bird shots too.
FAV
posted January 20th, 2012  
Pam
Fantastic shot!
posted January 20th, 2012  
great colors and focus!
posted January 20th, 2012  
great shot!
posted January 20th, 2012  
A beautiful shot, never seen this bird. Great focus, lovely detail. FAV
posted January 20th, 2012  
Carolyn....I bet you get so annoyed at always making the PP!! Wonderful and well deserved! Happy Friday!
posted January 20th, 2012  
awww, i just saw this on pp........it's wonderful!
posted January 21st, 2012  
So fluffy!!! Amazing shot!!! He looks so proud!!! :)
posted January 21st, 2012  
how the heck did i miss this awesome capture! congrats on the pp.
posted January 21st, 2012  
Nice catch on the fluffy feathers, it really adds to the feel of this one. I miss our Towhee's and can't wait until spring...
posted January 21st, 2012  
this is awesome! gorgeous!
posted January 21st, 2012  
Excellent shot, and lovely detail.
posted January 21st, 2012  
Wonderful shot, congrats on the pp!
posted January 21st, 2012  
Beautiful shot,and lovely coloured bird!!
posted January 21st, 2012  
Carolyn this is truly and amazing photograph...you are such a wonderful photographer... This is stunning and for me a fav ♥♥
posted January 21st, 2012  
This is so great! I have never seen a bird like this! I wonder if they extend down to GA? ! Wow.
posted January 23rd, 2012  
I loved all you cat photos, now I love all your bird photos! You really are good at them!!!! :)
posted January 23rd, 2012  
Beautiful shot. Love the fluffed out feathers.
posted February 9th, 2012  
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