in the Salt Bush - their beaks look like the Sharp-beaked Ground Finch
(Geospiza difficilis). Males are black in the mating season. Females and
juveniles are brown speckled. The birds are in the bushes behind the
long white sand beach at Gardiner Bay, Espanola Island.
Salt Bush (Cryptocarpus pyriformis) can be erect or prostrate. The fruits are hidden (crypto). The large alternate leaves are not obvious here. It is in the Four o'clock Family.