I've seen a couple of unusual birds in our backyard in the past week. Last weekend, I saw a hummingbird that was red like a fox--kind of a russet red. I was able to identify it as a male Rufus Hummingbird. Today, I saw a bird that had a brown body and a zebra-striped head, stripes running front to back. I just identified it as a white-striped sparrow.
I've also noticed kestrels in the area a bit more often. They usually stay out in the more rural areas, but we've seen them in our neighborhood lately.