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I know the photos aren’t great but can anyone ID this bird? It’s been hanging round the rubble all morning and I’ve never seen it before. It’s roughly between a robin and blackbird in size, has a white rump, very buff breat feathers slightly flushed around the sides with orange/pink ish colour, black beak and flash above eye.


  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883

  • steephillsteephill Posts: 2,615
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Thanks Steephill, that’s exactly what it is! Never seen one before!
  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    Looked it up on RSPB and it seems it isn’t normally in these parts, so that accounts for me never seeing one! Lovely looking bird!
  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 8,823
    Very cool. It must be heading back from migration and stopped off with you for a rest. It's a late one though as some have been back up here in the breeding grounds for a good few weeks now. They love all the old quarries and mines up here.
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  • FlinsterFlinster Posts: 883
    That made me smile as we are working on a section of the garden that is full of rubble ... perhaps it thinks it’s a quarry lol! It’s got s way to go then as we are in Hertfordshire!
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