Posted by sean on August 3, 2020 at 7:14 am in Animals with No Comments

We have seen another feathered friend in our garden.

Claire managed to snap a photo using her mobile phone.

The bird looks to be juvenile, but I have been unable to work out what breed it actually is.

I discussed what it could possibly be with family. I also posted the photo on a web forum for bird enthusiasts.

While the image quality didn’t help, everyone was left no wiser than me. I found this to be reassuring – it would be so embarrassing if the bird just turned out to be a young blackbird.

Suggestions as to who the visitor could be included…

  • Nuthatch
  • Pied Wagtail
  • Starling
  • Wheatear
  • Wren

A juvenile Nuthatch certainly appeared to be the most popular opinion, including from someone who claims to be very knowledgeable on ornithology.

I know it’s not an ostrich and I think it’s unlikely to be an albatross…

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