It seems like springtime finally has a grip on the high desert. The forecast looks good and the place is really greening up. I've enjoyed watching the birds at the feeder all winter, and now there are more and different varieties. Bend always has interesting birds like jays, quail, and doves, but I've been enjoying these pretty grosbeaks lately. They squabble a lot and will not hesitate to smack a window. This guy knocked himself silly at my friend's house. Fortunately he was able to dart off again after a couple of hours.