Tiny Scaly Breasted Munias are native to India and Southeast Asia (click/tap to enlarge).
I told you birds,
don’t pay attention,
to where they are ‘supposed’ to be!
They looked as surprised to see me as I was to see them, but we are getting used to each other.
There is a whole flock of them.
It turns out these birds were sold in US pet stores as Nutmeg Mannikins.
Some escaped and have been breeding in Southern California.
I had a dickens of a time identifying them because they are not native.
Cheers to you from the new Holler locals who are fitting in quite nicely with the neighbors~