January 14th, 2011: Avian Friday – Spotted Towhee
The Spotted Towhee is one of those birds that are not often seen out in the open, at least for very long. They usually are darting in and out of ground cover while searching for food. They are also fairly leery of people and tend to take cover quickly if approached. I found this one perched atop a blueberry bush singing its heart out. I was able to get close enough with the long glass to capture a few frames showing some of the birds feather detail.
View of a Spotted Towhee at Larsen Lake. Bellevue, Washington
Canon 1D Mark III, Canon EF-500/f4 IS +EF 1.4X Extender, 700mm, f/5.6, 1/500 Sec, ISO 200, Monopod. Post processing – Lightroom 2.5, Photoshop CS3, PhotoTools 2.6.
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