This weekend I have seen an unknown bird in my garden. I live in the Peak National Park in a rural setting. On my bird feeder I saw a very striking newcomer whose identity I simply cannot find. I am beginning to wonder if it was a cage bird that had escaped.
I have looked at the identifier on this site and the nearest I can get is a Haw Finch but even this isn't quite right. It was definitely finch size but was a very dark brown body, bright orange/red head with black round the eyes. When it flew off the middle two feathers of its tail were the same red/orange and the feathers of the tail were long.
It was really beautiful but I am mystified as to what it is.
Can anyone help me please.