Red crossbills

Pam Viale

While participating in the Project Feeder counts today, I saw a couple of reddish and light yellow-green finch type birds.  After taking a picture, I noted that they had crossbills, a female and a couple of males.  They started at the top of my cypress tree, then visited our backyard fountain.  I live next to the Ellwood bluffs, so these birds are a Goleta sighting. The pics aren't great but Mark asked that I include them.