Nico de Haan is a well-known Dutch birdwatcher. He reports that on 12 June 2016, he saw an unusual bird in the holly bushes in his garden: a golden-backed weaver. This is an east African species. Never before seen in the Netherlands. It has been seen in Singapore, as videos prove.
Did this bird fly all the way from Africa to the Netherlands? Or did it escape from a cage? It did not have a ring.
Mr De Haan’s photos are here.