What's this bird?

by Zac Bimson
(Somerset, England)

I'm an avid birdwatcher and budding wildlife photographer in England. I'm only 16, but having photographed nearly 50 species of bird in less than a year, I would consider myself to be relatively experienced. However, I'm baffled by this bird I photographed perched upon a house in a woodland in south-west England. Can you help?

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May 02, 2014
Identification!!! NEW
by: Zac

I have contacted the BBRC (British Birds Rarities Committee), and they have identified it as a Grey Wagtail. Frustratingly common, as it turns out, so I need to improve my identification skills. Clearly the photo wasn't good enough for me to realise that it is actually only the throat patch that is black.
Thank you for your interest, Brook

Apr 30, 2014
What bird is this? NEW
by: Zac

Nope, I'm still baffled. The closest species I can find is the Golden-Breasted Bunting, but that lives in South Africa. If no-one submits a valid answer, I will consider taking this further and contact a rare bird organisation of some sort. In a higher resolution photo, you can see cream stripes over and under the eye. I will let you know of any further revelations :)

Apr 25, 2014
what bird is this? NEW
by: Brook

Did you find out what kind of bird this is? I'm interested too.

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