Friday, September 7, 2007

Have you seen me?

This is a Nutmeg Mannakin, a goldfinch-sized bird from southeast Asia that has become established in parts of the Los Angeles area in the past 15 years. They are most often found in wet, weedy patches, but will also visit bird feeders. I had one fly overhead (calling) at the head of Arroyo Pescadero just west of Colima yesterday, and today, I saw one perched just upstream of Murphy Ranch Park near the Whittier/La Habra Heights border.

1 comment:

Jeff Allison said...

We get these irregularly at our seed feeders. I had a group of 3-5 last week, but they didn't stay around. That seems to be typical behavior -- they'll show up for a day or two and then disappear.