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