I think so, but I'm not sure which way the head is facing. If it is towards us and that is an eye then I think Chaffinch, but if it is looking away, then Im not so sureYes, Andy, thannk you for that!
I thought a Chaffinch can be excluded by well visible black and white areas in the wing. They would be visible, even in a bad picture (you know, that my own pictures are even worser, normally), but, you may be right: we are looking on the breast of the bird here????
Totally agree Alex - we were all fooled by the first image - that was one of your famous ‘pitfall’ examples 🙂 The ‘pitfall’ here I think was the deceptive distance - it’s not until you see the shed and window from which the image is taken, that you realise how far away it is, then of course the only pinky buff UK bird that size is a Jay - Telephoto lenses! 😳Wow,
this is one of the best (the best?) pitfall picture I have ever seen. Agree (of course) with Jay with the new pictures.
Going out on a bit of a limb here, but I am struggling a bit with it being a Jay on size ... I think that may just be an illusion/small individual here?
Definitely a magpie, it was much larger than a robinTom - what size bird do you reckon it was closest to - a magpie, a blackbird or a Robin? 🙂