Most years in May, we are treated to seeing Rose-breasted Grosbeaks at our feeders. This year, we saw a “non-breeding” male Grosbeak with a distinctive brown-black color to its feathers. It is still in “winter feathers”. This guy was doing gymnastics to get his seed which you can observe in the video.
I’ve been meaning to post these pictures of Eastern Bluebirds, seen last weekend (before the snow). These birds are difficult to photograph close up; they seem very aware of people and they often fly off just as you get the camera focused.