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B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076
 flock of very small birds with red beak and black and white striped tails. I thought they were probably some kind of finch but can't see them on Google.
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266
    Goldfinches?
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076
    My first thoughts but they seemed very small. Maybe they're  young ones. One seemed to have trouble landing on the washing line!
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 82,266
    Don’t think the fledglings have the bright coloration. But we’ve got lots of the adults about in the gardens here. 
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  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076
    I didn't notice the body feathers so i assume they were brownish
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  • Hampshire_HogHampshire_Hog Hampshire Coast 100m from the seaPosts: 1,089
    Baby gold finches don't normally have the red beak until after there second molt but I would go along with gold finch.

    Baby gold finch.

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  • BrexiteerBrexiteer Birmingham Posts: 955
    Are they long tailed tits 
  • B3B3 South East LondonPosts: 24,076
    They must have been goldfinches. the striped tail and the red face. Thanks D & HH
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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