Big Pine backyard birds

Observers: Tom & Jo Heindel
Email: tjheindelataoldotcom
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Date: 05/24/2006
Time: 04:09 PM -0400


On 24 May we had two female-plumaged Cassin's Finchs, one adult male Hooded Oriole, and one female Rose-breasted Grosbeak in our backyard. The grosbeak had white underparts with thicker side and flank streaking typical of Rose-breasteds. Yesterday and today we've had about 10 Black-headed Grosbeaks and yesterday we had a singing Cassin's Finch. They are known to have bred on the valley floor near Big Pine once before.