Black-headed Grosbeak, female

Black-headed Grosbeak eggs

Taken quickly while mom was feeding.

Black-Headed Grosbeak Male with Nesting Material

In 1947, Weston said: “The male usually follows her while she is gathering nesting material and he may accompany her to the general vicinity of the nest; however, I have never seen a male carry nesting material nor in any way aid in the actual construction of the nest.” Well, Mr. Weston – boom shakalaka!
Photographed along the Meadow Trail, Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, Felton, CA.

Cornell Lab of Ornithology

Cornell Lab of Ornithology