Having seen Black-headed Grosbeak at a couple of different locations recently, and wanting to try for better photos, I headed to Reifel as the odds would be better there. There has been a few of them around usually frequenting the east dyke trail.
The adult males are quite distinct with their orange, black and white colouring.
The females are not as flashy and both will share in nesting duties and feeding young.
After getting them foraging on the ground, this male posed nicely for me in a tree.
While at the sanctuary this afternoon I also checked on the Sandhill Cranes. It is almost time to start a nest watch with the eggs due to hatch in the next few days.