E. Grosbeaks are around in the U.P., but not so common in Marquette, so always fun to have in the yard. Also, yesterday, I had two Yellow-rumped Warblers in the yard. Here's a shot of one of them:
Cool to have E. Grosbeaks and warblers in the yard on the same day. A good yard day all around, cause I also added a new bird to the yard list: Red-tailed Hawk. Before you laugh your ass off at my delay at adding such an "easy" species to my yard list, I should point out that we've only been in this house since last June (i.e., this is our first spring in this house), and Marquette is in a heavily wooded area, so not great for Red-tailed Hawks. Ya sniping bastards. . .