Monday, December 6, 2010
Birds I'm Watching: Evening Grosbeaks
The birds were eating the red berries of the Chinese pistachio tree (or Chinese pistache), which mostly attracts bluebirds in my neighborhood. This is Pistacia chinensis, not Pistacia vera, the tree that produces the familiar pistachio nut. The upper photo here is a male grosbeak, the lower photo shows a female. This sighting brings my Sonoma County species total to 199, my life total to 324.
For more information about bird watching in Sonoma County, see my Website Sonoma County Bird Watching Spots