The "green backed" male Lesser Goldfinch was last seen at 7:00 am. this
morning.  The hosts in Eastbridge Street home in the Tiffany Highlands
subdivision in Nixa are not home today, but the feeder can be observed from
a cul de sac behind the house.  The cul de sac is at the intersection of
Diamond Ave. and Jewel St in an undeveloped section of the subdivision.

There are 5 feeders in the back yard.  The bird was photographed on the
squarish, tall black black oil feeder, as seen in the photos.

I watched for it between 8:45 and 9:30 this morning, but had to leave.
I'll be returning to the site this afternoon.  Matt, the homeowner,
indicated that it arrived at 1:00 pm yesterday, disappeared until late
afternoon, and was regular at that time.   I'll update if I see or hear

Excellent photos were taken.  This is the fourth record of the species in
Missouri, the last in 2010, I believe.

Good birding,
Greg Swick
Ozark, MO

On Saturday, December 29, 2012, Douglas, Ryan wrote:

>  Haven't seen this on MOBirds-L yet….it was posted to the ABA Rare Birds
> page on Facebook ( ) this
> morning.
>  Seems like there's a Lesser Goldfinch in Christian Co. at a private
> residence.
>  Cheers,
> Ryan
>  Ryan Douglas
> Postdoctoral Fellow
> 310 Tucker Hall
> University of Missouri
> Columbia, MO 65211
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