Tuesday, July 17, 2007

Arran Native

Firstly let me apologise for not posting yesterday - I just plain forgot.

We were returning to our hotel on the way back from the castle when we deviated via Douglas Row where my wife went on holiday, amongst other places, with her family for the first 20 odd years of her life.

On traversing a path over what used to be a field from Douglas Row, we came upon this little olive green/brown striped native who let me get very close before it hopped off.

We rather think it is immature, but we're not absolutely sure what species it is.


Ackworth Born said...

I'm no expert [cough chough] but it wouldn't be a greenfinch would it?

An Honest Man said...

It was one of my first thoughts, but the beak shape is not correct. The greenfinch has a sturdy beak; this was much finer.

Chris said...

Surely the first 20 years of her life weren't so odd? :-)

An Honest Man said...

All right, if I'm not allowed to use colloquial expressions, then '20 plus years'