Bird ID

B3B3 Posts: 10,004
I've just seen a flock of birds. They're slightly smaller than a sparrow. They looked like sparrows with black/brown and yellow striped tails and wings. The head wasn't red just brown.
They were on roses and clematis . Dont know if they were after insects or seed heads.
Can anyone ID them?
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 55,118
    Young goldfinches 😊 
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh







  • B3B3 Posts: 10,004
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 153
    Yes, I agree, young goldfinches. How lovely!
  • B3B3 Posts: 10,004
    edited 2 August
    They were. I should have realised how young they were. They kept slipping off things😊
    Watched sparrows and crows getting their flying hours in too.
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Red mapleRed maple Posts: 153
    Young birds are amusing to watch aren't they? We have a lot of young hedge sparrows and starlings coming to our garden with parents near by. They are quite able to feed themselves, but still do the wing fluttering "feed me" posture as soon as Mum or Dad appears with a tasty morsel! 
    We've also got young sparrows still in the nest in our eaves, but they must be about ready to fledge by now.
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