Darrell Friday called us this afternoon to report that the Spotted Towhee was back. It had not been seen since Friday, Feb. 6. It could not be found after the onset of mild weather, but we speculated that it still might be in the area. So it is.

Darrell and Janet are still willing to allow birders to come look for the bird, but, as before, they ask that you call first to be sure that they will be home and to get permission. They especially ask that no one try to visit on Sunday morning. Their number is 815-234-5684.