I am pretty new to bird spotting, but have been feeding birds in my garden for around a year or so with bird feeders. for the first time the other night I put apple out, as I figured the wild parakeets would enjoy it. However, it brought a new bird into the garden that I have never seen before.
I have looked at some sites trying to work out what it is, however, i can seem to find a fit. (excuse the mess of the hedge, I have a hedgehog that sleeps in it so dont want to cut it an disturb it)
Would any of you be able to help identify it, any help would be really appreciated.
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In reply to Alan.:
"Each kindness shown to birds or men is sure to flutter back again"
I've done a bit of research and it might be a Red-billed Leiothrix (aka Pekin Robin). It seems that it has been spreading across Europe but if that's what it is I suspect in this case it's more likely to be an escaped captive bird.
I must admit I'd never heard of it before.
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