Northern Minnesota is at the southern edge of the year-round range for the Evening Grosbeak. We only occasionally see them in our yard so I was pleased that a friend of mine, who also lives in Itasca County, Minnesota, let me photograph the flock that visits his feeders in the winter. Notice the large bill on this bird; Grosbeak is an appropriate name. This photo, and the two that follow, show male birds. The female is also beautiful but she is less brightly colored.