Daily Archives: June 11, 2013

Lawrence’s Goldfinch 6-11-13

An adult male Lawrence’s Goldfinch stopped by for a drink this afternoon (6-11-13).   Up to  about a month ago I was seeing them at the swamp.

Lawrence's Goldfinch

Lawrence’s Goldfinch

 EGK_6947 Lawrence's Goldfinch Jacumba 6-11-13

I had a new yardbird, a nice male verdin.  I’ve seen them in Jacumba before, but never in town.

EGK_6930 verdin jacumba 6-11-13

 

A western kingbird paid a short visit to my water feature.  A wee bit of its red crown was visible.

Western Kingbird

Western Kingbird

Also seen were the usual characters: tricolored blackbirds, Bullock’s orioles and hooded orioles.  A Scott’s oriole was repeatedly calling, but it stayed out of sight.