Yesterday in north London it was hot, and we had the back door open to get some air in. We also got a small bird in too! Have tried googling to identify it but no success. With all the excitement we didn't think to get a picture, but was hoping experts here might be able to help.
It was a small brown bird, a bit smaller than a robin. Two distinctive features were its quite bright orange orange triangular beak (finch-like) and two thin white chevrons on its tail feathers. The tail feathers were pretty short. Its eyes were teeny tiny. Overall it had a bit of a 'podgy' look, not as rounded as a robin, but not as streamlined as a bluetit. It didn't make a sound for the fulll five minutes it was in the back room, so no clues there. I must say, it seemed very chilled out and was more interested in checking us out than getting back outside.
Well, I hope that's enough to go on - any insights very welcomed.
Try Zebra Finch. They are a popular caged bird which may have gone walkabout, That would explain why it was so chilled hopping about your house. The female is less colourful than the male but still has an orange beak.
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