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2 birds

Photos / Sounds

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What

Perching Birds Order Passeriformes

Observer

kaupunkilinnut

Date

January 19, 2020

Description

Closest to the flight call I've found is Prunella modularis

May be too poor quality photo to identify. By white cheeks from photo could be house sparrows, but possibly not by behavior (evaded around house sparrow flock and some magpies) and sound (gentle whistle before leaving). Just these two birds.

My first impression by sound and movement was Carduelis carduelis, not Spinus spinus, nor Chloris chloris, possibly Passer montanus. I'll recheck the video if the second bird has white cheek also, then I would guess C. carduelis. (UPDATE: By looking I'm guessing there could be such but can't get clear picture to add.)

Found flight call sample. Doesn't sound any of the birds mentioned earlier. It COULD possibly be close to great tit but not it's typical tone or repetition (I regularly encounter great tits in the place I noticed these birds and pictured them). Sound occured once when they started to move for departing and then once during flight (recording added), and it seemed to come from their direction.

Possibly at least three of them seen again Jan 25 - same place. Seemed light grayish from front, possibly streaking at breast - like Emberiza calandra. Similar appearance but closer - evaded from house sparrow flock on arrival. When flying thought they could've been p.montanus... not coherent impressions.

Photos / Sounds

What

Tits, Chickadees, and Titmice Family Paridae

Observer

kaupunkilinnut

Date

January 19, 2020

Description

Second picture added 2020/01/20. Other one of the feathers was present already day before, but then it looked too ragged to be part of feathers of first picture. Second feather found day later within 1 m, may have been there already earlier.