Was supposed to take a photograph of a (presumably human?) stranger, yesterday,
for the photo challenge, but I didn't see one.
Work at the house, & no one darkened our door, yesterday.
So, how 'bout this charming creature, from a few days ago?
We've not been formally introduced.
This spotted towhee was on the back porch during the cold snap,
when snow covered almost everything,
and our porch sported birdseed.
It was a rare treat--this is a pretty people-shy bird.
Since the snow melted, most of the birds have abandoned our porch,
save the ever present dark-eyed juncos, and the occasional western scrub jay.
The spotted towhee is among the missing.
Perhaps I should have called after them, "Don't be a stranger!"
I fling birdseed onto the back porch, and the towhee ignores it.
It doesn't want to be my friend.
I can't blame it.
After all, I have cats.
Professional killers in my house.
Clearly a character flaw.