This Eastern Towhee was perched on the electric line near the ranch area I like to visit where there are a lot of Red-headed Woodpeckers. The Eastern Towhee is about the size of a Bluebird or Cardinal. Although Eastern Towhees are good at catching insects, they will also eat seeds and fruits at times.
The Eastern Towhees are handsome-looking birds with a white breast, rust-colored sides, and black head neck, wings and tail.. They have yellow eyes. The bird shown in these pictures was likely just pausing to rest a bit and do a little preening (grooming). I took these pictures at twilight, back on August 19, 2013. Please click on the thumbnail image to see the larger picture. Enjoy!