Thursday, June 24, 2010
The Black-Headed Grosbeak is a welcome visitor to my garden, arriving mid-May. The first sign they have arrived is the robin- like song of the males, and the sharp woodpecker -like calls of the females. This male was quite curious about my presence, and stopped chowing down seed long enough to glance at me before resuming his meal, but when I got too close for his comfort he flew away, but not before I snapped his picture. I was very pleased to capture such clear pictures of this beautiful bird, showing the stunning color and details of his feathers, and cheeky expression.