Sunday, October 4, 2009
Manky Sparrow....or Finch.....or what????!!
Last spring I posted a photo of a duck that Charlie of 10,000 birds labelled as part of a group he calls "manky Mallards" . Geoff and I are now wondering if we have a "manky" sparrow or finch visiting our feeders. In this blurry photo of mine you can see the shape of the bird and the colour of the beak (orange)but it doesn't do justice to the colours which are a mostly white body with darkish brown sections. I've never seen anything quite like it.
It is on the left in this photo of Geoff's. This photo captures the feather colours really well, the other bird is probably a House Sparrow.
Anyone have any ideas on what our mystery bird might be? Help?