I recently traveled to Ireland from my home in the US, and did a little birding along the way. This little guy has me totally stumped! I've scoured my European bird book, as well as various sites online, and I cannot for the life of me find a bird that has the blue beak with black tick as well as the neck ring found on this guy.
Any thoughts? This was taken in Killaloe, Ireland, on the very eastern edge of County Clare.