Identify this bird please

Identify this bird please

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Turn7

20,192 posts

188 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Tricky that one.

Have you tried the RSPB bird identifier ?

Boosted LS1

20,037 posts

227 months

Saturday 2nd January
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^^I'd check out some warbler images.

Blackpuddin

12,234 posts

172 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Here's one that appeared in our garden today, sorry about the pics, nearest way I can describe it is 'robin shape inflated to four times the size', he/she seemed more interested in dropped apples than in the bird feeder which was just as well as far as the other birds were concerned as they seemed a bit wary of it.


2 sMoKiN bArReLs

26,637 posts

202 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Looks like a juvenile Robin maybe?

Blackpuddin

12,234 posts

172 months

Saturday 2nd January
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2 sMoKiN bArReLs said:
Looks like a juvenile Robin maybe?
He's massive though, like I say about four times the size of a robin, more blackbird size, but much more rounded than a blackbird. Mrs B wondered if it was a cuckoo but I thought they emigrated for the winter.
ETA just Googled a cuckoo and it's definitely not one of them! Mrs B is now trying something called a fieldfare?
ETA again it's not a fieldfare!
Edited by Blackpuddin on Saturday 2nd January 19:13


Edited by Blackpuddin on Saturday 2nd January 19:14

tedmus

1,661 posts

102 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Juvenile blackbird maybe?

Blackpuddin

12,234 posts

172 months

Saturday 2nd January
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She's now thinking mistle thrush. We'll get through the entire bird population of the UK at this rate.

GliderRider

1,047 posts

48 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Boosted LS1 said:
^^I'd check out some warbler images.
Thanks Boosted LS1! The Willow Warbler and Chiff Chaff look the most promising. I thought the tail was longer than shown, but the colours are about right.

Willow Warbler

Chiff Chaff

Thanks Turn7 for the RSPB site suggestion too.

anonymous-user

21 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Blackpuddin said:
Here's one that appeared in our garden today, sorry about the pics, nearest way I can describe it is 'robin shape inflated to four times the size', he/she seemed more interested in dropped apples than in the bird feeder which was just as well as far as the other birds were concerned as they seemed a bit wary of it.

Thrush that has fluffed itself up to keep warm?

Blackpuddin

12,234 posts

172 months

Saturday 2nd January
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catweasle said:
Blackpuddin said:
Here's one that appeared in our garden today, sorry about the pics, nearest way I can describe it is 'robin shape inflated to four times the size', he/she seemed more interested in dropped apples than in the bird feeder which was just as well as far as the other birds were concerned as they seemed a bit wary of it.

Thrush that has fluffed itself up to keep warm?
Maybe, Tedmus's juvenile blackbird makes sense visually but this thing was mahoosive!

tedmus

1,661 posts

102 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Blackpuddin said:
Maybe, Tedmus's juvenile blackbird makes sense visually but this thing was mahoosive!
They can be quite comical chasing their parents around mithering for food, we quite often get blackbirds nesting in the ivy at the back.

Turn7

20,192 posts

188 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Blackpuddin said:
She's now thinking mistle thrush. We'll get through the entire bird population of the UK at this rate.
More my thoughts tbh...

Boosted LS1

20,037 posts

227 months

Saturday 2nd January
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My post seems to have gone? Anyway, I think it's a juvenile Song Thrush.

Turn7

20,192 posts

188 months

Saturday 2nd January
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Boosted LS1 said:
My post seems to have gone? Anyway, I think it's a juvenile Song Thrush.
Looks like MBH's posts have gone too........



Narcisus

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6,308 posts

247 months

Sunday 3rd January
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New visitor this morning. Great Spotted Woodpecker !

Boosted LS1

20,037 posts

227 months

Sunday 3rd January
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^ Undisputed king of the bird table.

Narcisus

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6,308 posts

247 months

Sunday 3rd January
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Boosted LS1 said:
^ Undisputed king of the bird table.
Haha yeah I’ve heard them in the woods but never seen one. It was feeding from the peanut feeder that’s only been up a day or so. I’ll see if I can get a pic if it comes again trouble is they only stay for a few seconds.

SAB888

2,832 posts

174 months

Monday 4th January
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Saw a lovely little bird in the front garden this morning that I've never seen before although they seem to be all over the UK. It had a yellow/orange cap (it was cold!), and I've managed to identify it as a Goldcrest.

Narcisus

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6,308 posts

247 months

Monday 4th January
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SAB888 said:
Saw a lovely little bird in the front garden this morning that I've never seen before although they seem to be all over the UK. It had a yellow/orange cap (it was cold!), and I've managed to identify it as a Goldcrest.
Yes they are superb colours. I had never seen one in our garden before until we put this feeder up a couple of months ago.

Boosted LS1

20,037 posts

227 months

Monday 4th January
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They like conifers aren't at all shy. I've seen them in yews at churchyards a few times.