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.
I had a new yardbird, a nice male verdin. I’ve seen them in Jacumba before, but never in town.
A western kingbird paid a short visit to my water feature. A wee bit of its red crown was visible.
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.