What is this bird ?

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mrs bouquet

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What is this bird ?
« on: August 25, 2019, 10:25 »
It is about 6 inches tall, and slim, with spindly legs.  It is a mid brown colour with a white flash to the side of its tail.   I haven't seen it fly, only walk about.  I thought it might be a baby pheasant, but it is not speckly.
Thanks,  Mrs Bouquet
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Re: What is this bird ?
« Reply #1 on: August 25, 2019, 11:46 »
Moor hen?
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Re: What is this bird ?
« Reply #2 on: August 25, 2019, 17:00 »
When I first saw it, I thought Moorhen, but aren't they darker with a red beak ?    We are not near any water
on top of the Downs, not even a puddle  :D  Mrs Bouquet

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Re: What is this bird ?
« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2019, 08:45 »
Golden  Plover ?



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