Cadged a lift with Tony Dixon and Richard George down to see the HOUSE FINCH. Quite contentious to say the least! Obviously a big question mark over the origin.
For me negatives are:-
1. There are birds in captivity
2. Colour not good, relating mainly to incorrect diet, suggesting escape?
2.Time of year (been there at least a week)
3.White-throated Sparrow in Cornwall plus rare American moth on Scilly recently
4.Possibility of ship-assistance strong
Time will tell...the judges will decide!
Many thanks to Tony who drove there and back. Glad I didn't need the Pratincole...still recovering.