I've been sick with a cold for about a week now and didn't get out much to shoot this weekend, so I thought I'd post an old picture I took in 1999 with my Olympus C-3040ZOOM. It wasn't a bad camera, it just suffered from early technology not being quite up to snuff. This shot was taken out my kitchen widow. It was hard to get a proper exposure with the light siding on the next door house, but this one is good enough to show the characteristics of the Rufous-sided Towhee. I remember being thrilled to see one of these as a kid as they only showed up occasionally in the spring. They seem to be more common here in Oregon.