Spotted Towhees

Spotted Towhees are large sparrows with chunky bodies, long tails and thick pointed bills. Males have black backs, necks, breasts, heads, their black wings have white spots, sides are rufous, bellies are white and they have red eyes. Females are duller and instead of black they are brown-gray.

Molting Juvenile Spotted Towhee

2018-09-14T05:21:53+00:00September 14th, 2018|Categories: Birds, Little Dutch Hollow, Morgan County, Spotted Towhees, Utah, Wasatch Mountains|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

This time of the year male and female Spotted Towhees have finished raising their broods and their young are learning how to be on their own but they do look a touch ragged as they molt into their adult plumage.

Towhees, Warblers, Kinglets, Gnatcatchers – Oh My!

2017-09-26T05:31:10+00:00September 26th, 2017|Categories: Antelope Island State Park, Birds, Blue-gray Gnatcatchers, Common Yellowthroats, Davis County, Farmington Bay Waterfowl Management Area, Ruby-crowned Kinglets, Spotted Towhees, Utah, Yellow Warblers|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

It has been a long time since I have had such a birdy day and the towhees, warblers, kinglets, gnatcatchers and the rest of the birds that I saw thrilled me all morning long.

A West Desert Medley of Birds

2016-12-07T12:07:57+00:00April 22nd, 2015|Categories: Birds, Cassin's Finches, Chipping Sparrows, Horned Larks, Red-tailed Hawks, Say's Phoebes, Spotted Towhees, Tooele County, Utah, West Desert|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Yesterday was a delight in the West Desert because there were plentiful birds to photograph including this male Spotted Towhee singing on its territory.