Well, I was certainly surprised to see this unusual bird early on Saturday morning. When he flew in and landed in the tree right next to me, he was partially obscured by branches. Even so, I could tell this bird was one I had not seen before. Just as I was beginning to scratch my head, the Spotted Towhee moved to a more accommodating position and I was able to take a couple of nice photographs of him. Then, without missing a beat, the towhee zoomed off again as quickly as he had arrived. I couldn’t wait to get home to try and identify this unexpected find!

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