Mark up another "first" for a new critter in my backyard. She waddled around for quite a while, exploring and eating seed that had fallen from the bird feeders. We've set some records for single-day rainfall in Boise, and rain is in the forecast for as far as I can see. Other "firsts" this year for the backyard: red-winged blackbird, yellow-headed blackbird, and Eastern gray squirrel. The spotted towhees are back - they were first-timers last year.