June 24th, 2011, 06:52 PM
ID Help Please
Saw this little fella in my garden this evening, hiding out with the Sparrows. There is something about it that makes me think of Zebra Finches but unless it is an escapee I doubt that's it. I cannot find it in Collins or on the RSPB bird Identifier. Can someone help ID please.
ps I'm in Somerset UK.
June 24th, 2011, 07:42 PM
You were right - it is indeed an escapee and I think a Zebra Finch.
June 24th, 2011, 08:11 PM
I compared it to other photos I have of Zebra Finches http://www.flickr.com/photos/davecgray/4046742431/ and I'm not convinced, the males I have seen have a flecked Brown and White breast and the females seem much whiter than this. I guess it could just be a variation or a young female ?
Originally Posted by appleton.dave
Last edited by davegray; June 24th, 2011 at 08:16 PM.
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