Hi all. We have had this little mystery bird cheeping and hopping around our garden this afternoon. It appears to have escaped from somewhere as it’s legs are ringed and it is not shy of humans.
Just wondering if you know what it is? It is similar in size to a sparrow, tit or finch. It has a red band above it’s eyes, red on it’s breast and a red blush over it’s wings.
We have looked online and the closest we can find is a house finch. Apparently they are found in North America so maybe if you live there you might know?
(Looks as though we need to clean the gutters after the winter weather!!)
P.S. Just added this photo below, it shows the breast colouring better.
Hope you all have a lovely weekend,