California Towhee, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye

Good Bird

Good Bird

California Towhee, (c) Photo by Steve Kaye, in post: Good Bird

California Towhee

This is a good bird.


Because my camera likes it. Or maybe because the bird likes my camera.

In either case, the California Towhee consistently takes sharp photos. Notice the detail in this close-cropped photo.

So I wonder if Canon used a California Towhee as a test image when designing their focusing system.

If you’re out on the West Coast, look for a brown sparrow-type bird that’s about 9-in. (23-cm) long. They often travel in pairs, making a short, sharp “teek” call to each other.

Then call out, “Good bird!”

Much success,

Steve Kaye

Birding Resources

Here are two excellent books about birds. I recommend both of them.

101 Ways to Help Birds, by Laura Erickson

The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation, by Daniel J. Lebbin, etal.

See Bird Photos – Bird Photos

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  • Kathryn Grace
    Posted at 18:42h, 11 September

    Amazing clarity, Steve. Thrilling to see the tiny feathers and the texture around the eye.

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