On July 18th – in the middle of the summer – this female (or juvenile) Rose -breasted Grosbeak paid a visit to my feeder. I’d had several pass through this spring, and was happy to have them. They’re beautiful birds! But what made this little one stop by my yard on a mid-summer day? Was it a return visitor from the spring? A lone wanderer who saw activity around the bird feeder and decided to stop and check things out? Sometimes I really wish I could ask the little birdies questions. (Okay … I do ask them questions, but I wish they’d answer).