I’m new to the forum primarily as I’m stumped by this one...
I spotted this little guy having a puddle bath today while driving up a farm track in Lancashire. Was pleased to get a picture of it before it vanished. In the sunshine it looked very pale cream in color with pale grey wing tips and tail. Brown head markings as well (to add confusion).
First thoughts were juvenile gold finch, but I have seen quite a few of late and this doesn’t quite tally.
Juvenile yellow hammer? Looking at ID pictures it doesn’t quite match either.
Well, it’s always exciting spotting new birds, just when you think you know them all.
See what you think, meanwhile I’ll start thinking of a name for the new species I have discovered!
2013 photos & vids here
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