Unusual Birds

Whilst filling up our office bird feeder yesterday, 2 small birds appeared with white caps on their heads. About the size of grey tits, their bodies were silver grey and white and very slim. I have looked through the RSPB website lists of UK birds and cannot find a match. Just wondered if anyone has an idea what they are?

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  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,936
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • StillLearningStillLearning Posts: 183

    Hi Pansy unfortunately not, they were smaller and more finch like with a white blaze/cap across their heads, just wished I had my phone with me at the time....

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,936

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    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 44,420

    Not a pied wagtail?

    In the spring, at the end of the day, you should smell like dirt ... Margaret Atwood
  • Def snow bunting lucky you

  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 19,981

    Snow Buntings aren't as small as tits or finches.

    Where do you live StillLearning?

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

  • StillLearningStillLearning Posts: 183

    Hi we live in Thame oxfordshire

  • StillLearningStillLearning Posts: 183

    Dove, not a wagtail but as dainty where their feathers are black the birds I saw were white and slate grey.

  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICTPosts: 10,936
    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • FairygirlFairygirl west central ScotlandPosts: 19,981

    Unless my geography's much worse than I think - I doubt you'd see them in Oxfordshire. They're only winter visitors in most of Britain (only resident in the north east of Scotland where they're common on our hills) and in the south, really just the eastern side. 

    Could they be finches of some kind which have escaped from a private aviary?

    to walk through a forest is to touch the past

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