Kissena Park Corridor has produced some exotic beauties this year like Long Tailed Whydah, Budgerigar, Common Linnet and European Goldfinch. Presumably, all are escaped birds who find Kissena Corridor a welcoming abode for shelter and food.
Europe, western Asia and north Africa. The provenance of this bird, is sure to lean more towards the escapee side but nevertheless it is a neat little bird. So far, it has shown its hardiness to survive the cold spells we have had; it will be interesting to see how long it continues to be seen.
Tags: Common Linnet, Kissena Park, Queens, Exotic Beauties