A New Bird in Our Yard
by Mary J
(Spring Valley CA)
New bird to our yard
We live in eastern San Diego County
New bird sighting: black head, gray, thickish, stubby beak, black and white wings, reddish orange body, San Diego County, CA
The bird was on the lawn, under the bird feeder that hangs in the tree, eating spilled black sunflower seeds that had fallen on the grass
The usual birds visiting our bird feeder (filled with black sunflower seeds) are mainly the house finch and the white-crowned sparrow. The black hooded orioles visit our humming bird feeders.
However, yesterday, we were visited by a bird that we'd never seen before. Researching the bird online lead me to goldfinches, but yesterday's new visitor is much more reddish/orange-bodied than the goldfinch pictures that we saw online.