I live in Wiltshire and our house is situated on an escarpment. On Sunday, I spotted a bird I have never seen before. Conditions were clear and the bird was perched on a hedge about 15m away from where I was sitting.
The colouring was as follows: Bright orange chest and underbody with a black head, black back and wings. White flecks on the wings. There were also bluetits on the hedge and this bird was bigger than them.
Hello Ella, unless this bird is an escapee from a collection I can't think it would be a Baltimore Oriol and the only other bird I can think of would be a Common Redstart which once again wouldn't usually be seen at this time of year (as far as I know) as I believe they usually migrate back to Africa by end of October. I'd wait for one of our experts to try give you more clues as to what bird it could have been.
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