While I was catching my breath lounging in my chair overlooking the feeders and backyard I spotted a Hutton's Vireo in the trees. I called Jamie but it had gone out of sight. We stood on the deck and watched some more with no luck. Retreating to the comfort of my chair I soon saw it again and happily Jamie managed a look at it too this time. A new bird for the yard and a decent bird to find anywhere in the Fraser Valley. A couple Christmases ago we added a new yard bird by way of a Common Redpoll.
I hope everyone is having a good Christmas.
Gord Fraser Valley Birding Administrator eBird Regional Editor (Fraser Valley)