Tuesday, 1 December 2009

Redpolls at Beddington

Mike found a flock of Redpolls this morning with a Mealy Redpoll among them. I couldn't find the Mealy but this is the first time I have seen a flock of Lesser Redpoll feeding on the farm- there were 25+. The trees that were planted around the perimeter when the development started have now grown up and attracting good numbers of passerines. Also a few Redwings and Fieldfares buzzing and chacking around.

Some more on Redpolls here from a visit to Tring earlier on in the year: www.peteralfreybirdingnotebook.blogspot.com/2009/04/redpolls-observations-on-specimen.html


midlands birder said...

the first redpoll looks quite pale,maybe this is you 'mealy' or is a photo thing!

Peter Alfrey said...

I think its just a light thing particularly so as it is only showing its underside. When it turned round and I got the light behind me it looked dark. I need Mealy for my local list so did my best to turn anything into it:-)