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Observed: 26th February 2012 By: David Trevan
Isle of Wight Natural History & Archaeological Soc
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Saw this bird as I was driving home this afternoon, quickly stopped car and ran back with camera, so not great shots.Think it may be a Greenfinch, but not sure.

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Help please

Chris, when you look at both pics there seems to be markings on one side of head but not other & I put this down to shadow.To add to this the bird moved & reappeared & it took £ attempts to get 2 shots.Same bird????Did not hear any Yellowhammer song either.

Hazel Trevan

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Hi Hazel, image 1 isn't that clear as a branch masks the head, however image 2 is a yellowhammer. The vivid yellow colouring and black markings are clearly visible. Regards Chris.

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You have two birds here, but both are Yellowhammers. The first bird is less clear, but still shows the typical bunting shaped beak. It looks like a female and then a male, but sexing is not easy in the first picture, as it could be a young bird.


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Right & Wrong

Thank you both for your help.So there were at least 2 birds, maybe a Spring party! We had some fast work to get back to these birds after they were spotted from the moving car.Luckily the lane was empty.regards Hazel

Hazel Trevan