This cute little chap flew onto my fence yesterday and I can't identify it. It looks like the young Thrush but the beak seems to be that of a finch or similar.
Is it a Thrush and why the short beak?
This is exactly what I did, I checked the preview and the photo was there so don't know where it went???
Did you click the "post" button ? Sometimes it's below the bottom of your screen.
Well done we can see it now. It's a very, very young Greenfinch. You can still see the down sticking out. I looks a bit startled to be in the big wide world.
Blimey! I thought I knew my British birds! Never have guessed at a Greenfinch but then I did say the beak is of a finch!
Here's a young Greenfinch more developed than yours with adult above. The massive bill is the giveaway in my opinion plus the stripey breast. I reckon yours is fresh out of the nest with not many proper feathers.
Hope I haven't made a silly mistake.
Good comparison TJ. Thanks.CC