A question for any bird-watchers

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Hi all, I have a passing interest in bird watching, and yesterday I saw a pair of birds with odd coloured plumage. At first I thought they were robbins, but they had the size and shape of a collared dove. Looking online at the RSPB bird identifier the closest thing I can find is a Turtle Dove, but the website says they only summer in the UK :confused: Does anyone have any expertise on identifying our feathered friends? I'm also pretty sure I saw a Golden Oriole one day when I was at work, but that's another story :D
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Jays, perhaps...??
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I agree Charlie, from the description given, it fits the bill, (Pardon the pun) well. Nice to see there are some Hornythologists on the forum ;) Jim. Lincoln .7
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Looking it up it they might well have been Jays, I only got a brief look at them as I drove past the small tree they were perched on. Thanks for the input :)
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I agree Charlie, from the description given, it fits the bill, (Pardon the pun) well. Nice to see there are some Hornythologists on the forum ;) Jim. Lincoln .7
Hornythologists...speak for yourself!:diablo: Glad we seem to have helped...:)
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Maybe a timely reminder considering your weather over the next week to put some food out for our feathered friends! :)
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Too late Newforest, have several in trees, and around the garden. Trouble is, the birds don't seem to want to fly in the fog. That's why I have shifted the feeders from around the garden into the trees. I saw a bird I had never seen in my garden the other day, a quick look in my "Playboy",( sorry,wrong bird book,) Bird Identification book, showed it to be a Dunnock. Jim. Lincoln .7