It was quite windy in Jacumba this morning (4-16-16) and the swamp was pretty much devoid of birds worth looking at. Only a couple of singing Yellow Warblers, a pair of Green Herons and nesting Tricolored Blackbirds. But my yard was a different story! A red crossbill, a first summer male, unexpectedly showed up at my bird bath. Also, Lawrence’s Goldfinch, Red-breasted Nuthatch, Western Tanagers, the usual oriole trifecta, Costa’s hummer and Tricolored Blackbirds.
The mulberry tree on El Centro Ave. had several Western Tanagers, Cedar Waxwings, and Black-headed Grosbeaks.