|Nutmeg Mannikin. Batiquitos Lagoon, Carlsbad, California. June 1, 2014. Greg Gillson.|
The day before it was added to the AOU list no one could have cared less about these wild offspring of escaped cage birds. Since the change to AOU listing status, I understand that this is now one of the most sought-after species by visiting birders to San Diego. Silly, I know. The games people play.
|Female Nutmeg Mannikin.|