Now that we are more familiar with our birds, it is very obvious when a rare-to-our-backyard bird visits us. This is a Black-headed Grosbeak. Look at that big (gros) beak!  A male and female pair were at our birdfeeder over the weekend. Next time I will try to get a better picture, this was taken from inside my kitchen, through a window and into our forest.

And of course I couldn’t resist this pretty little girl…