The Black-headed Grosbeak is a handsome bird with a lovely melodious song that I never tire of listening to. In spring these birds return from their wintering grounds in Central America to nest in the western half of North America. We’ve been watching this pair since May as they built their nest in a healthy stand of aspen trees near a gurgling creek. In early June their chicks hatched and they’ve been busy foraging in the nearby forest for insects to feed their four ravenous nestlings.

Learn more about this species on the Cornell Lab of Ornithology website.