It was the warmest day since moving in here a week and a half ago. Had the day off and the homeowners upstairs were away so it was nice and quiet. I took to the green deck chair to relax and take in the scenery beyond the bathtub.
I sat there about 20 minutes listening to a hummingbird shoot back and forth through the trees over and over but never caught a glimpse of it in the air. Then I heard rustling behind me and perched in an aspen not 20 feet from me was this fella.
At first I thought it was a Spotted Towhee, but it’s actually a Black-Headed Grosbeak. Sort of similar looking but the bird I was looking at had black eyes, not red, and the feathers are quite different upon closer inspection. Here’s a pic of a Spotted Towhee pasted on a close up I took of the Grosbeak.
And, this is where in America Black-Headed Grosbeak’s can be seen, in addition to the trees outside my rented porch.
And I found a use for the bathtub.