Thursday, January 7, 2010


Some interesting visitors to the campus today were a pair of Cassin's Kingbirds. The male was vocalizing like crazy. It's hard to call what kingbirds do as singing; it's more like a bunch of crazy notes, buzzes, and cries.

This bird is very common in the Los Angeles area during the winter. I even have one that's taken up residence somewhere near my house because I've heard it calling in the morning for the past two months.

I also spotted a flock of Cedar Waxwings having a feeding frenzy in a Rusty-leaf Fig tree in Dickson Plaza on the upper campus. No photos--they were flitting around too much and in the shadows so the camera refused to focus.

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