Unidentified Flying Object – Part II

Siskin?
Siskin?

And so on to the next part of the puzzle – the plot thickens! Here we have a photo from the very next day but in a part of our walk several hundred yards from the first sighting. Now, The Dog and I can step it out when we are on a tight schedule but as a rule we tend to perambulate at more of a meander, so the two sightings could be ten or fifteen minutes apart for us. A bird in a hurry could no doubt cover the distance in a matter of minutes. Still my impression here was of a smaller bird – about the size of a sparrow. So is this a Yellowhammer or is this a Siskin or a Cirl Bunting – see previous post for links. If it either of them is a Yellowhammer then it is on the RSPB red list and needs all the care and attention we can offer.

Yellow Hammer?

Yellowhammer
Yellowhammer

Well, here’s a conundrum for those who go in for that sort of thing. Just what have we here?

What caught my attention (The Dog was busy in the lower strata of the hedge) was the bright yellow head. I quickly pointed and clicked – this is what I use the camera for, I just don’t really have time for ‘photography’. My impression was that he/she was bigger than a sparrow but smaller than a blackbird. The RSPB offers a yellowhammer that can possibly be confused with a Cirl Bunting – then of course there is always the Siskin Hmmm . . . Any one got any opinion on this?

See the next post for further confusion.