I took this photo at the beginning of the month as I noticed there was a mark on this sparrow's cheek.
There have been sightings of tree sparrows in the village and I am wondering if this could be a young tree sparrow that is still developing it's colourings.
I know that the black throat/bib would make it a male house sparrow or a tree sparrow, but I did not see how long the bib was.
I think this bird had a brown head without grey, but the sparrows and starlings were moving around fast, so I only have this one photo of the bird.
You can see one white bar on it's wing and maybe white edging on the lower feather edges. I believe a tree sparrow would have two white bars on the wing.
It seems to have a yellow bill and it has a marking coming away from it's eye.
I would be interested to hear if people think this a house or tree sparrow. Thanks.
(Pardon the Scottish Accent)
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