Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Another question for the UK

readers.  When I was in Land's End* (Cornwall - I know you know that, but some of the Americans might need a bit of clarification) :D .....when I was at the hotel/bar there I saw these cute little brown birds that look like they were speckled.  I have never seen a bird that almost looked like it was spotted.

I tried to grab a picture but they kept flying away by the time I got my camera.

It appears that the hotel had an aviary for them - so not sure if they are native or part of someones collection.

I have looked through my bird books and online and I have not seen a picture of them.  Does anyone know what they are?  They are about the size of a UK Robin (the robins in the US (at least the west coast) are larger.) And I cannot remember the color of the beak....too distracted by the spots!

And, yes, although we did have at least one beverage in the bar.....I know I saw them.....really I did :D

*Yes, I was being a "tourist" and visiting the Doctor Who exhibit....I am a geek (thought I was a nerd, but someone clarified that for me recently) not proud....but I admit it. :)

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