As I was off out this afternoon, this flew past the house. Needless to say, a patch first for me. Unringed, and only allowed approach to about eight feet, so must be kosher. The vagrancy potential for this species has perhaps been overlooked, but it seemed in good health despite the long journey it has no doubt undertaken. Haven't noticed any strong southerlies, but stranger things have happened. White-cheeked Turaco, native to the Ethiopian highlands, is a relatively common cage bird of course, but until someone can prove otherwise, it's on the list. Innocent until proven guilty? Seems fair to me. Tick!
im yet to see this fellow, he has been around in wanstead for over a year now, and apparently before that he was in Chafford Hundred or somewhere around there.ReplyDelete
Chipping Ongar. Which is in Ethiopia.ReplyDelete
"Chipping Ongar. Which is in Ethiopia" HAHA!ReplyDelete
I spoke to a woman on the phone a couple of weeks ago in Wanstead who had been feeding this bird in her garden. Apparently likes nectarines...ReplyDelete