Green-tailed Towhee high up on Bountiful CanyonGreen-tailed Towhee high up on Bountiful Canyon – Nikon D300, f7.1, 1/800, ISO 500, Nikkor 200-400mm VR with 1.4x TC at 400mm, natural light

Last week while heading up the Skyline Drive of Bountiful Canyon this Green-tailed Towhee was singing on top of a shrub (maybe a Utah Serviceberry) and I was surprised when it hung around for about 2 minutes, in my experience this ground skulking bird hasn’t hung around all that long with my lens pointed at them.  I do wish the tail were more visible and less obstructed by the leaves of the shrub but I am always happy to see and photograph this species and I truly enjoyed its song too.


*I’m off the grid and will only have spotty cell phone connection but please enjoy this post.