You just know when some birds are around by hearing their call; like the Chickadee, Blue Jay, White-throated Sparrow or the raspy "caw" of a Crow, but I don't recall the sound of an Evening Grosbeak; I don't even know what it sounds like. But there is no mistaking its presence when this large, brightly coloured grosbeak is around; for its colourful pattern immediately grabs your attention. The female Evening Grosbeak is much more subdued in her gray and white sombre tones. Not everyone would call the male handsome, but definitely attractive; yes. They usually arrive in groups and the sunflower seeds can disappear amazingly fast. We have quite a large number of Evening Grosbeaks around our feeder area this week and they are a very welcome addition.