Daily Archives: April 16, 2016

Red Crossbill 4-16-16

Red Crossbill and two Pine Siskins 4-16-16

Red Crossbill and two Pine Siskins 4-16-16

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.

Scott's Oriole

Scott’s Oriole, adult male

Western Tanager

Western Tanager

Bullock's Orioles and Western Tanager. They like jelly!

Bullock’s Orioles and Western Tanager. They like jelly!