Japanese White-eye --possible?
- Hello,I was just in Costa Mesa for work last week and as I left my hotel along Newport Blvd, I saw 2-3 birds foraging in some flowering trees. I could only afford brief views of one of the birds with binoculars. The white eye ring was prominent on the yellowish head, and the bill seemed curved -unlike that of a warbler. Chest and belly were gray and undertail coverts yellow. I've seen Japanese white-eye in Hawaii before and that's just what came to mind. Is it possible? I couldn't find any reports on eBird of this species for California.Given the invasive nature of this species, I thought I'd report it, just in case.If you wish to have more details on this sighting, you may contact me at lamatheus at gmail.Happy birdin'Luis MatheusHighland Beach, FL