A couple of winters ago I purchased my first bird feeder hoping for something fun to photograph without having to trek too far in the cold. It's since become a bit of an obsession, and the whole family now enjoys seeing the different birds that visit throughout the year. A couple of days ago, some folks in a local email group started chatting about a rose-breasted grosbeak they'd seen. I'd never seen nor heard of them before. The very next day, the male visited my feeders. He caught me by surprise the first time, but I grabbed my camera and waited. He rewarded me with a return visit, and even seemed curious what I was up to. Isn't his plumage glorious?