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What is this bird?

Query from my friend as her cat brought him into the house. He was rescued and initially didn’t want to leave. 


  • ObelixxObelixx Posts: 28,807
    Sparrow.  They can go into shock and take a while to warm up and come round before they fly away.
    Vendée - 20kms from Atlantic coast.
    "We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." - George Bernard Shaw
  • punkdocpunkdoc Posts: 13,272
    It's a youngster.
    Probably a House Sparrow.
    There are ashtrays of emulsion,
    for the fag ends of the aristocracy.

    S.Yorkshire/Derbyshire border
  • IlikeplantsIlikeplants Posts: 894
    Aww nice to know. He seemed friendly but has flown now while the cat was locked in apparently.
  • AstraeusAstraeus Posts: 322
    He looks rather unhappy about having been brought in by the cat. 😄
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Posts: 82,738
    Yes, looks like a young house sparrow ... the yellow at the 'hinge' of the beak shows he's still a baby ... probably recently fledged.  He'll get the hang of things soon if the cat stays indoors.  At least he's learned that cats aren't his friends  :o
    “I am not lost, for I know where I am. But however, where I am may be lost.” Winnie the Pooh

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