A New Bird in Our Yard

by Mary J
(Spring Valley CA)

New bird to our yard

New bird to our yard

We live in eastern San Diego County


New bird sighting: black head, gray, thickish, stubby beak, black and white wings, reddish orange body, San Diego County, CA

The bird was on the lawn, under the bird feeder that hangs in the tree, eating spilled black sunflower seeds that had fallen on the grass

The usual birds visiting our bird feeder (filled with black sunflower seeds) are mainly the house finch and the white-crowned sparrow. The black hooded orioles visit our humming bird feeders.

However, yesterday, we were visited by a bird that we'd never seen before. Researching the bird online lead me to goldfinches, but yesterday's new visitor is much more reddish/orange-bodied than the goldfinch pictures that we saw online.

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Apr 14, 2014
Thank you
by: Mary J

Thank you for the quick response to my query.

Several more male black-headed grosbeaks have started visiting the bird feeder over the last several days.

Apr 14, 2014
a new bird in our yard
by: Brook

Your bird is a Black Headed Grosbeak

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