Jump to content
Thunder?
Local
Radar
Pollen
IGNORED

can anyone ID this bird?


phil b

Recommended Posts

Posted
  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, 161m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: All the Interesting stuff
  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, 161m ASL

    hi all, can anybody id this bird that i spotted in my garden this morning, have looked through a couple of bird books and the net but can't seem to find it

    post-6055-1174857971_thumb.jpg

    post-6055-1174858006_thumb.jpg

    post-6055-1174858036_thumb.jpg

    post-6055-1174858055_thumb.jpg

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    • Replies 42
    • Created
    • Last Reply
    Posted
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales
  • Location: Brecon Beacons, South Wales

    have asked birdie friends - they used to run an RSPB reserve, so hopefully should know. My (uneducated) guess would be an albino sparrow. Anyway, that's a great photo of a v. pretty bird.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Sunny Southsea
  • Location: Sunny Southsea

    Could be a part-Bengalese Finch (aviary bird). The yellow looks Canary-ish.

    :)P

    Quick check suggests it's a canary - some of the bars/colours are similar to the wild canary - probably a standard sport from an aviary - too light to be a wild one, & the wrong place.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight
  • Weather Preferences: Snow, Storm, anything loud and dramatic.
  • Location: Western Isle of Wight

    Immature Summer Tanager in yellow, they are usually red :lol: Now that would bring all the Twichers in the Northern Hemisphere to your door in 10 seconds flat ;)

    I am working at an RSPB reserve tomorrow, if you have no definitive answer by tomorrow morning ill take a print to the reserve warden, if he does not know he will ask his boss at head office no doubt, as they will have an interest for obvious reasons.

    It is probably some sort of cross breed IOM but i am no expert.

    Russ

    I see that canary is the answer, arr well..............

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, 161m ASL
  • Weather Preferences: All the Interesting stuff
  • Location: Aldridge, West Midlands, 161m ASL

    I am still not convinced that the bird is a canary, did think it maybe a canary/sparrow cross - although I am no expert. Russ I would be grateful if you would take the photo to work to see if you colleagues could help with the ID. The bird did appear tame sitting in the garden for an hour eating while two of my cats were running around... : :lol: For those interested took photos with a canon 5d and 100-400l lens

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL

    Variegated canaries (such as the one in your picture) are quite common and regulary sold in pet shops. Canaries can vary in colour from white, grey,red to dark green and of course the yellow tweetie pie ones.

    I'm sure you will find that its a canary. Be nice if it was something more unusual though Phil.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Larbert
  • Location: Larbert

    Slightly off-topic. There was a good article on the Beeb website recently about parakeets, and how in Britain many more are settling. Other birds have seemingly taken to them and count them as mates in the bird world :lol:

    I've a parakeet who probably needs set free...like most pets he expects great quantities of food and attention ;)

    Ah, here is the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6478911.stm

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
  • Location: Cambridgeshire Fens. 3m ASL
    Slightly off-topic. There was a good article on the Beeb website recently about parakeets, and how in Britain many more are settling. Other birds have seemingly taken to them and count them as mates in the bird world :lol:

    I've a parakeet who probably needs set free...like most pets he expects great quantities of food and attention ;)

    Ah, here is the article: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/magazine/6478911.stm

    There are some large colonies of ring necked parakeets around here Mondy.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'
  • Location: Sth Staffs/Shrops 105m/345' & NW Snowdonia 219m/719'

    They can be quite tame like most parrots. I've also met a few women who have had a cockatoo in their hand.

    :lol:

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Broadstone, Poole
  • Location: Broadstone, Poole

    Definately a canary! IMO. Just asking my sis to have a look too. The size in comparison to the tit next to it is also a good indication.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Posted
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley
  • Location: Leigh On Sea - Essex & Tornado Alley

    Deary Me, Tits & Cock toos in this thread, looks like a Canary to me which has probably escaped from a "Phillip Avery"

    Boom Boom

    Paul S

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Greyowl and others have it right I think. A Canary, IMHO.

    I do like Squitters canary lettuce cross :lol: ;) Or maybe it had been overdosing on ckickweed!

    It looks rather like one we had as kids, Pepe was his name. Don't you think so Karen ann?

    Oh, I'm her sister by the way and she asked me to take a look.

    I do wonder if it will survive long, food should be ok, but the cold, i don't know.

    Link to comment
    Share on other sites

    Archived

    This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

    ×
    ×
    • Create New...