As mentioned in a previous post, I saw an adult male blue grosbeak at our feeder a while back, which is completely unusual for this time of year. Subsequently, I saw something that I first thought was a female indigo bunting (which also would have been unusual.) Today I was finally able to get a zoomed shot of the mystery visitor. After further research (& to my delight,) it has turned out to be either an adult female or a juvenile blue grosbeak.
In other news, I've learned that healing is more of a process than it was when I was younger. My first day back at work was an 8 hour shift, after which I felt totally horrible; nauseous & in a lot of pain. It's to be expected, of course. I still look forward to being completely back in the swing of things, even if it's going to take a while.