This is a difficult one because the photo is very bad, but can anybody ID this bird?. It was at Woodberry Wetlands in London this afternoon, near a flock of Long-tailed Tits. I was wondering if it was a Greenfinch or maybe a female Chaffinch?
In reply to Robbo:
Robbo said:Could be a yellowhammer
Yes, you're right. It could be.
A pure coincidence, but having recently moved to a more agricultural area (from, basically, vineyards), I saw my first Yellowhammers in years just a few days ago.
Do they form large groups in autumn and winter the way Linnets do?
In had a large flock (100+) of Yellowhammers last winter in a field near me it was a fantastic sight, once I had reported it people were coming out to see them.
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Robbo said:Can do, though not seen that myself for decades
Great. Thank you.
In reply to Alan.:
Alan. said: a large flock (100+) of Yellowhammers last winter
Oh. Wow. 100+.
I bet people were coming over to see them.
But I think that given Robbo's post you're now duty bound to invite him over Alan.
Best regards -
I've had a go at trying to improve this image without much success. It's just too small and there are twigs half obscuring the bird,
Given that this was photographed at a wetland location in East London it wouldn't in my opinion be a likely location to see a Yellowhammer - but you never know. Ditto Linnet.
I think with the strongly cleft tail we are all probably agreed that it's a finch of some sort. My feeling is that it's most likely to a Greenfinch but without much conviction. Sorry Marie.
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