When we left California we left the sweet but drab brown California Towhees behind. I miss their friendly visits to our deck. Here in Washington the only Towhee is this gorgeous Spotted Towhee, a secretive bird that hides in the bushes when not grabbing a sunflower seed under the feeder. After watching them hide for two years, today one sat outside our window for at least five minutes, and we finally had a chance to appreciate its beauty. I still miss the friendly visits by the drab brown Towhees.