Can anyone offer any ideas?
I live in Devon and over the past few weeks have seen a bird often sitting in a bush in a garden. I am told it sometimes goes onto a feeder and also eats bread from the ground but I've only ever seen it sitting or crouching.
It appears to be about the size of a starling. It's shape while sitting could almost be a small dove. It's body (as much as I can see) is cream, almost ivory (not white) - no markings, just plain colour. Its back (closed wings) are just slightly darker cream but a sort of mottled light and dark cream. It's beak is straight and appears fairly long for it's size. A very striking point is the eye, it has a bright orange eye-ring.
Unfortunately I have no photo.
I have no idea what it is but it spends a lot of time just sitting, it seems very subdued, not very worried about other birds or people.
I suppose it could be an escapee of some kind or an albino of some species.
I would be very obliged if someone could help at all.