We have had a couple of new birds in the yard lately including a pair of Yellow-rumped Warblers who have been regular visitors for a couple of weeks and today this Dark-eyed Junco Oregon variety showed up and spent most of the day feeding in the front yard.
Dark-eyed Junco's were considered four separate species but have since been recognized as one highly complex species. You can learn more about Dark-eyed Junco's here at: http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Dark-eyed_Junco/id
This is the first junco that I have seen here at the house which is not at all near any forest. I have seen many of these in Madera Canyon and onMt. Lemmon but never here in the valley.