FOS Black-headed Grosbeak in Berkeley

Kay Loughman

Just had the FOS adult male Black-headed Grosbeak arrive at my feeder. He seemed so relaxed, and stayed so long, I'm guessing he was a returnee. This is the earliest I have recorded this species. Previous early date was April 1.

Amusing aside, at the same time and on the same feeder was an orange-colored House Finch - the first I've seen in a while. Gorgeous orange glow over that part of the deck!

Kay Loughman
in the hills on the Berkeley/Oakland border