Documentation of Spotted Towhee

Observer Information

Reporter:  Wayne Wagner  10622 W VASSAR PL,   Denver, CO  80227
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Species, Date, Time and Location Information

Species:  Spotted Towhee
First Date/Time:  6/2/2023 10:00:00 AM
Last Date/Time:  6/16/2023 11:15:00 AM
Duration (total time in view):  3 minutes
County:  Jefferson
Specific Location:  Lakewood
Number:  1
Age:  Adult
Sex:  Male
Plumage:  Breeding


back yard

Viewing Conditions

Optics:  none
Distance:  20 feet from above on my deck
Light:  cloudy

Description of the Bird

Feeding under my bird feeder. Used curious jumping/scratching under feeder to find seeds. Third or fourth time I've seen him. Black back with white banding. Orange breast and long tail. Definitely NOT a robin.

Similar Species Discussion

House finches and chickadees are only common visitors-a few Juncos but not common for last few months.

Resources Used

Internet and National Geo Field guide to North American birds-page 396

Previous Experience

Been feeding and cataloging birds for 25 years


Notes made DURING observation

Materials Available

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Date Documentation Submitted

6/17/2023 10:24:00 AM
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