University of California Santa Cruz – Arboretum
April 3, 2008
The California Towhee is a very drab cousin of the Spotted Towhee. I see the spotted all the time in the back yard in Washington, but it was a treat to see a bird that I don’t see very often. The first time I saw this species was at Elkhorn Slough NWR the year before. This bird was found in the parking lot.
Nikon D80, Tamron 200-500 zoom at 500 mm. I was shooting ISO 400 as it was late in the day, tripod