From Stephen Dilks:
I saw the spotted towhee at the feeders at 8:00, 8:30, and then at irregular times all day. Saw it last at 4:50 getting a last bite to eat.
Did not see the golden-crowned sparrow until 9:00 am at the feeders, then irregular all day, with the last sighting at 4:40. I saw it at one time feeding along the highway with white-crowns, and did not fly when a car came by. It was also feeding on the ground in the thicket of bush honeysuckles and vines. This is the same thicket that the towhee frequents.
In my observations, I think that with people standing on the deck, it would keep most of the blue jays from coming in to the feeders. They are a major cause of all the birds flying up and back very frequently. Therefore I believe that if someone wanted to come before 10:00 am that it would be fine. The birds will have more time to settle in and eat that way.
I want to also give special thanks to all those people who have left bird seed. There is a great variety! Sometimes bags have showed up and I didn't even know anyone was here.
P.S - DIRECTIONS:
I have received a few requests regarding 'where is this bird'? The bird is in Linn, MO (Osage County). You can see a map here that Steve prepared for all interested: http://www.pbase.com/jpuf/image/131715108