Interesting visitor to the bird table this morning

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  • susie61susie61 Posts: 56

    Hi I've just googled your bird and found some pictures of the southern red bishop which look quite similar, but it is a lovely bird you are very lucky to have it visit

  • Steve 309Steve 309 Posts: 2,753

    ...and it has to be a proper sailing yacht, not a motor boat and certainly not a S*ns**k*r !!

  • Orchid LadyOrchid Lady Posts: 5,800

    I take it you're a sailor then Steve? 

    Susie, it dies look like a Southern Red Bishop image

  • Forester2Forester2 Posts: 1,477

    Yes, Steve - a 'real' boat.

    Fabulous bird Netfella - I hope it will survive our winters.

  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,621

    Most like a Northern red bishopbird.

    supposed to be in North Africa, i guess he got lost.

    Put it out on birdwatch and charge the twitchers admission!!!!

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • NetfellaNetfella Posts: 54

    Yeah looks like a Red Bishop to me as well I wonder how it came to be here? He's still around, he seems to like it in my garden. image

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  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 13,621

    you can upload pictures of rare birds to here....

    http://www.rarebirdalert.co.uk/v2/Content/index.aspx

     

    You don't stop doing new things because you get old, you get old because you stop doing new things. <3
  • NetfellaNetfella Posts: 54
    Thanks, I'll have a look and see what I have to do. I'm in half a mind just to leave him be. He seems quite happy and is certainly fighting his corner as far as the sparrows are concerned.
  • nitram78nitram78 Posts: 30

    I am fairly sure that's actually from mid-to-south Africa, rather than north Africa. I remember seeing this is Cape Town a couple of years back.

    I can't see that flying here....it must have escaped from a collection.

  • artjakartjak Posts: 4,167

    It's a beautiful bird, whatever it is.image

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