Summer Tanager & Black-headed Grosbeak 11-22-16

Summer Tanager, female, 11-22-16

Summer Tanager, female, 11-22-16

Black-headed Grosbeak 11-22-16

Black-headed Grosbeak 11-22-16

The Summer Tanager is likely the same bird that I saw on 11-14-16 in the dead pines across Campo Street from my home.  They are becoming more common in the county, especially along the coast.  I had a male in my yard on 10-23-16 which I re-found and photographed the next morning. Black-headed Grosbeaks are rare in the late fall/winter.  These two birds were found together in the same dead tree on Brawley Avenue.