A nice way to start the day with a morning visit by this Evening Grosbeak at Chilko Lake. He and his mate visited a popular tree next to our wilderness lodge and I was lucky to have my camera on hand. They are a part of the Finch family and their official name is Hesperiphona vespertina. We have many small birds that either visit on their way to other destinations or also nest in our yard. Spring and fall are both excellent seasons for birdwatching..