Saturday, August 1, 2015

Nutmeg Mannikin

This morning while Joe and I were eating breakfast and chatting, we were casually noticing a group of 8 or so "sparrows" on the ground. Then Joe rubbed his eyes, blinked, and reached for the binoculars. He said those were not sparrows and I went to get the Sibley's.  They are an exotic from Southeast Asia which have been a popular caged bird for many years. They are fairly well established in the Southeastern United States.  This is the first time either of us have ever seen them. 

3 comments:

schmidleysscribblins.com said...

These escapees can join the Sparrows, Starlings and other non-native birds. He's awfully pretty.

Rambling Woods said...

Glad he can get by here

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

What a pretty bird ... Glad it is doing well .