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stargazer



Joined: 06 May 2009
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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 4:28 pm    Post subject: ID Help Please Reply with quote


Hi, I can anyone identify a finch like bird that has two very prominent white flashes down the side of its' tail (A bit like a long tailed tits' but wider). It was feeding alongside some Dunnocks and blackbirds this am. I thought at first that it must be some sort of chaffinch varient, but looking at it through the binoculars I realised I had never seen anything like it before. It did not have any red on its' back but there was a redish underside. It was the tail flashes that really stood out. It was slightly larger than the Dunnocks.
I have the usual collection of chaffinches, greenfinches, sparrows etc even the occasional bullfinch ( & Red Kite!) visiting my garden.
I looked through my guide books but couldn't find an id. I live in a rural village in West Yorkshire.
Thanks
BBJ
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P. Modularis



Joined: 26 Feb 2008
Posts: 243
Location: Niedersachsen, Germany

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PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2009 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My first wild guess is linnet. Smile

http://www.fotocommunity.de/pc/pc/display/5612123
http://www.rspb.org.uk/wildlife/birdguide/name/l/linnet/index.asp

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Hans-Peter
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stargazer



Joined: 06 May 2009
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PostPosted: Fri May 15, 2009 8:32 am    Post subject: ID? Linnet Reply with quote

Hi,
Thank you for your help. Yes a linnet does look quite like the bird I've seen. My bird didn't have a such prominent red/brown markings though ...perhaps it was a female or juvenille?
I'll just have to keep watching....If I could just keep the rooks away from the feeding site!
B
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