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 large 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

See more good birds at:

American Gothic

Not a Finch

Not a Hummingbird Either

Why Did the Turkey Cross the Road

Not a Hummingbird

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

Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Please visit the web site for The Trust for Public Land to learn about what they’re doing.

You can help – Please share this blog with others.
Inspiring Respect for Nature, one bird at a time.

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1 Comment
  • 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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