Early morning birding at Bennett's Meadows in Bernardston, MA, produced this wonderful American Bittern posing in the grasses. So tough to see these secretive birds.
I have to remind myself that many people rarely have the opportunity to see an Evening Grosbeak - their population has declined, and they are birds of the northern forests. In my backyard, they are occasional through the winter, but regular in spring, summer, and fall.
I have at least ten grosbeaks that feed on my sunflower seeds daily. They nest nearby and regularly bring fledglings to the feeders. Finally got this handsome male in a more natural setting than the window feeder.
It's the season for good birding. Enjoy it!