Redpolls, but this time I was able to devote more time and caught 134 by 10am! Although this was a huge count what was more amazing was that 112 were Common Redpoll (below)! I was very grateful to have Martin Gray and Wes Attridge with me so that we could discuss the finer points of this species ID.
|Adult Male Common Redpoll|
|Common Redpoll with Lesser Redpoll|
|Lesser Redpoll with Common Redpoll|
One of the few Lesser Redpoll caught was already bearing the ring L977558.
Sightings during the morning included 120+ Fieldfare, 1 Woodlark, 100 Crossbill, 2 Woodcock, 5 Brambling and 200+ Redpoll.
Redwing - 2
Goldcrest - 18
Firecrest - 1
Robin - 1
Blue Tit - 1
Lesser Redpoll - 20
Common Redpoll - 112
Redpoll sp. - 1