I took this photo of a Black Phoebe on a country fence yesterday during my walk. I first became aware of Black Phoebes some years ago along the Coachella Canal in Southern California near the Salton Sea. I have since enjoyed them every year while wintering in California and Arizona. I was pleased but a little surprised to see this bird yesterday. It seemed as though he should have been further south by now. As I reflect on that sitting in my den on this cold rainy morning,--so should have I.