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
...and it has to be a proper sailing yacht, not a motor boat and certainly not a S*ns**k*r !!
I take it you're a sailor then Steve?
Susie, it dies look like a Southern Red Bishop
Yes, Steve - a 'real' boat.
Fabulous bird Netfella - I hope it will survive our winters.
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!!!!
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.
you can upload pictures of rare birds to here....
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.
It's a beautiful bird, whatever it is.