When I first noticed the Spotted Towhee in my front garden, it was very skittish. It spends much of its time in the underbrush scratching in the dried leaves and has left a messy carpet of them at my front doorstep occasionally. Today when I looked out, I was surprised to see him perched on a branch beside the feeder. This is the first time I have seen him there.
Later on he was standing right outside the front door on my little stepping stone. I also noticed another one skittering in the undergrowth, so perhaps there is a family in the future :)
On a nearby island, the Bald Eagles have a nest with two eggs which should hatch around April 27. There is a webcam and an interesting write up here. Fascinating to watch! Remember time difference ~ we are on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) so the nest is visible when it is light here :)