An Eastern Phoebe visited my yard recently.
I have a bird feeder out my kitchen window. I was trying to see the ground under the feeder to see if any Juncoes were there. I was very surprised to see a bird on the ledge just outside the window. At first I thought it was a boreal chickadee and then I noticed a lack of facial marking and saw the bird was dark gray. I had only 5 or 6 seconds to identify the bird at very close range.
I know that Phoebes are fairly common. They are extremely quiet and can be easily overlooked. I know that they like to poke around under eaves and on window ledges looking for insects.
So I was thrilled to have a Phoebe visit my yard. It was the first Phoebe I had noticed in my yard.