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I've just seen a bird perched at the top of a sycamore .
It looked just like a very large siskin. It was bigger than a starling but smaller than a jay.  Its beak was pointy. Breast was mottled in a stripey way. It had horizontal stripes on its head, they may have been yellowish and brown, but it could've been the sun
In London. Keen but lazy.

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,810
    Redwing or fieldfare?
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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,427
    Will Google. Thanks @Dovefromabove. Didn't 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • B3B3 Posts: 19,427
    I think it was a redwing. Thanks again @Dovefromabove
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 73,810
    😊 👍 got any berries in your garden?  That’s what they’re after. 
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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,427
    Not many left now. 
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  • wild edgeswild edges The north west of south east WalesPosts: 6,747
    Have a look at mistle thrushes too as they tend to make a habit of sitting on tops of trees. A lot of the thrushes are superficially similar though.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 19,427
    The breast markings weren't round spots. They were more like flecks. I'm pretty sure it was a redwing. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
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