I snapped this Black Phoebe photo today in the pond at the Elkton Community Education Center. We are used to seeing Black Phoebes during the winter in California and Arizona, but not so much around here. In fact the Umpqua Audubon Society lists them as uncommon in Douglas County. For several weeks now we have been seeing a single Black Phoebe hanging around our neighborhood, but I have not been able to get a photo. We have also spotted one a block away on a downtown building. The question now is how many birds have we seen; one bird in three different places, or three birds, each in a different location? Perhaps time will tell, as we will be paying close attention.