Interesting little visitor

A few weeks ago I noticed a strange bird call in the garden. I didn’t think much more about it, other than I thought I didn’t recognise it. That’s not saying much as I’m not that good at bird calls.

On this particular evening I spotted a bird out of our loft window, sitting on the top of the kitchen roof.

I grabbed a couple of quick photos of it as it hopped up the roof and up out of sight.

After a few google searches and confirming it with a few birding people we know, it looks like it was a Star finch. Probably an escaped pet.

We posted it on our local Facebook groups but nobody came forward as having lost a bird and I never saw it again.

Star finches are from Northern Australia but are often kept in aviaries as pets.

About Alex White - Appletonwild

This is my diary of the wildlife where I live in Oxfordshire, and sometimes the places I visit. My passion is for British wildlife, especially Badgers and Hares. This year my debut book "Get Your Boots On" was published I am a keen amateur photographer. All the photographs on this blog are taken by myself unless stated otherwise. I am a member of A Focus on Nature, the network for Young Nature Conservationists, BBOWT, The Oxon Mammal group and The Oxfordshire Badger Group. You can also follow me on Twitter @Appletonwild Instagram appletonwild
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2 Responses to Interesting little visitor

  1. I hope it will make it!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. PamelaPerraultPhotography says:

    Great find! Thank you for sharing the picture (and tale) – I’d never seen one before.

    Liked by 1 person

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