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Old Thursday 3rd May 2012, 14:39   #1
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Bird ID for Novice Please - Isle of Man

Sadly, at lunch today the poor little blighter shown decided to fly straight into our window at work and expired.

Having tried our collective best with the RSPB ID chart, we have failed to conclusively identify the species but thought a nuthatch looked an option. Obviously it will be a very common species but to novices like us, it's not immediately obvious so please be gentle!

I have used a British £1 coin to give an idea of scale.

Any help would be hugely appreciated.
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Wow! That's super fast. Thanks so much for the answer. Not a species any of us had previously heard of.
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Wow! That's super fast. Thanks so much for the answer. Not a species any of us had previously heard of.
That's strange, because I suppose it's a pretty common bird in UK...

Yes, we are usually very fast, here on birdforum.
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That's strange, because I suppose it's a pretty common bird in UK...

Yes, we are usually very fast, here on birdforum.
common yes, but not seen everywhere and definitely a birder's bird.
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