Author Topic: Whats this little bird?  (Read 1170 times)

Whats this little bird?
« on: 12 June, 2020, 10:39:37 am »
Immature chaffinch?

I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #1 on: 12 June, 2020, 10:41:20 am »
Female chaffinch I think.

Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #2 on: 18 June, 2020, 02:02:28 pm »
Ta
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

ElyDave

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Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #3 on: 18 June, 2020, 04:32:12 pm »
or female sparrow? How pronounced were the white bars on the wings?
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Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #4 on: 18 June, 2020, 04:48:00 pm »
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

ElyDave

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Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #5 on: 18 June, 2020, 07:34:48 pm »
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question
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Aunt Maud

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Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #6 on: 18 June, 2020, 09:36:18 pm »
Another one for the female chaffinch.

Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #7 on: 19 June, 2020, 09:46:56 am »
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question

Dave, I was just suggesting that the picture is of the actual bird that Pat saw, rather than a stock one.  I don't really think of a female sparrow as having wing bars, certainly not at rest (which I frequently am).

Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #8 on: 19 June, 2020, 10:01:39 am »
As pronounced as they are in the picture, I imagine!  So female chaffinch.

Doesn't look that pronounced to me, hence the question

Dave, I was just suggesting that the picture is of the actual bird that Pat saw, rather than a stock one.  I don't really think of a female sparrow as having wing bars, certainly not at rest (which I frequently am).

Peter you are correct its a photo I took of one of the visitors to our feeders.

We do get sparrows of both kinds and its definitely not one of those I can spot them by now :) Counted a mixed flock of 18 house and tree sparrows under the feeders last week.
I think you'll find it's a bit more complicated than that.

Wowbagger

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Re: Whats this little bird?
« Reply #9 on: 20 June, 2020, 04:19:23 pm »
Definitely a female chaffinch.
Bach without a doubt.