Most of the hardcore team were out today scouring the site and skies for more hard weather birds. Together we logged 4 Curlew, 3 Dunlin, 50 Golden Plover W, 40 Lapwing, 1 Jack Snipe, 2 Woodcock, 10 Snipe, 2 Green Sandpiper, 1 Ruff, 1 Med Gull, 1 Mandarin, 3 Goosander N, 6 Pochard 38 Skylark, 70+ Fieldfare, 25 Redwing and a Redpoll sp. Water Rail-this bird was coming to the millet feeder. Another bird was on the Beddington Park Mill Pond.
Golden Plover moving W
Dunlin- one of three present feeding on the ice
The obs (my flat) today
Redpoll sp. Mantle tram lines, fairly long primary projection, pale flanks and overall large size all point towards Common Redpoll but the bird is rather brownish overall and not cold toned as a classic Common Redpoll. Also too much buff in the wing bar?