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ID help please - UK (1 Viewer)

delia todd

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Hi Yakki and a warm welcome to you from all the Staff and Moderators.

Sorry, I'm struggling to work that one out, but someone with better eyesight than me will surely be along very soon.

I'm sure you will enjoy it here and I look forward to hearing your news.
 

Alexander Stöhr

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Hello Yakji,
welcome to birdforum!
I think its a juvenile Goldfinch, bad artefacts and the angle of the shots maskes important field marks:
  • the bill sems bulky and rounded on first sight, but this is caused blurred picture. On second sight it has the right shape, long and spikey for a Finch
  • The yellow band to the wing is covered by flank-feathers, but the black wing, white edges to the tertials and the black tail is good for a Goldfinch
  • With a little bit of whishfull thinking the white rump is visible
I struggle to post this, your bird looks somehow strange. I know, that there are hybrids with Goldfinch parentage kept as cagebirds. But I think a pitfall picture (no offense) of a juvenile Goldfinch is a good answer.
 

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