Thursday, February 02, 2012

Birds Sing, Another Nice Day in LA

Maybe one of my birder friends can tell me what this small chirping bird is in the agave like tree.  Here's another view

There were several chirping from this Evergreen Pear tree (Pyrus kawakamii) below - my mom knew the name of the tree in her yard.  She'd planted it. But they hide well in the tree.

And finally this one on the neighbors' old television antenna.


  1. looks like you might have a female house finch there:

  2. Glad you are getting some good weather--I thought the pears flowered early this year, but what do I know? ;)

  3. hi,'s not a good thing for fruit trees to flower early. they need their rest cycles like we humans.

    (i feel like we have steve surrounded )

  4. Thanks for the id. It does look like a house finch and I found some audio that sounds similar, but I'll check tomorrow morning when I assume they'll be back.

    It's a flowering pear, but doesn't have edible fruit. The link, which goes to Encyclopedia of Stanford Trees, Shrubs, and Vines says they start blooming in January. In LA that should be sooner. So they really aren't early.

    1. Yes, they produce flowers in January, but they're as close as some of us will get to "snow" at sea level down here.


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