I got up this morning in Harrington Delaware, positioned about 23 minutes away from Denton, Maryland where the Black-headed Grosbeak immature male has been visiting a feeder.
I arrived at the feeder at 10:15 am and luck would have it - the Black-headed Grosbeak was feeding right there when I arrived! It stayed 3-5 minutes and then flew away. We went to the car to get the camera but the grosbeak didn't show again soon. Given that it only shows every approx. 2 hours it wasn't worth us staying. We got the bird. We got a great look. That's what matters. Another lifer and number 431 for my Junior Big Year!
On a side note, last night we created a life list for my non-birder mama and the BH Grosbeak was her number 295! Go work on 300 mama.
The Maryland trip was a success. I'm happy to be sitting at 431. Let's grab a couple more before it's over.