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Hi all,

I am looking for some help as to what this bird is which keeps coming to my window sill and feeding from my birdfeeder. Initially, I was thinking a song or mistle thrush, although now I am not so sure. It is larger than a black bird, has an upright stance, is almost pigeon or dove like in it's stance and appearance, has a dark yellow beak with black markings on towards the tip (although I am unsure as to whether this may have been dirt), when it turns to the side the beak is almost gull-like in length and shape, and it is an off-white colour on it's underbelly and chin areas with dark speckles but it's chest area is a burnt orange colour. It loves berries and has been visiting for a few weeks now and it is just yesterday which I finally managed to get a picture when it looked directly at me! Any ideas would be greatly appreciated.

 

Many thanks

Amy

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Ok, thank you for your help and the information you have given. I shall be sure to post any further photos I manage to get and hopefully these will provide extra detail.

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15 hours ago, Tony Leukering said:

The apparent red on the underparts rules out Mistle and Song thrushes. However, the red seems much too extensive on the chest for Redwing. I must say that I'm confused, although it's certainly a Turdus of some sort.

Why not Fieldfare?

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Hi all, 

Many thanks for your replies and information, it is very helpful and very much appreciated. Over the last week or so the original bird has appeared with a young and I have managed to get footage of this young bird this morning and I am hoping that this may help with possible identification. Please find footage attached.

Many thanks,

Amy

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