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?
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This is exactly what I did, I checked the preview and the photo was there so don't know where it went???
try again pal the forum has a mind of its own.
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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.
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Well done..blimey it will be interesting to see what someone says it is..i have no idea.other than a possible Meadow Pipit or Skylark but why it's in your garden i don't know..it will probably turn out to be a Sparrow lol.
Another "blimey" i would never had guessed Greenfinch..well done TJ.
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