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Guess the bird- (2 Viewers)

That's a Rock Sparrow
Yes, been looking for this species in my area for around three years- finally found one. A long awaited lifer... now, hopefully, a tawny pipit and lesser-spotted woodpecker will soon follow.


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Literally looks like my first view of the species years ago, on wires near Carcasonne, when it wasn't even on my radar to start with at the location :)
After seeing one for the first time I decided to learn its call. Heard the call whiles I was walking in the closest village and later saw a group of 6 hanging around a stone wall. The embarrassing part is that I have been birding that village for years and have only now discovered that rock sparrows breed in the village. Also discovered that a pair of tawny owls hang around in the trees at the back of the village... sadly the area is blocked by an electrified fence. Will be going to try and get some decent pics of the rock sparrow later on.

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