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.