Thursday, 17 December 2009

Redpoll memories

There's been a bit of discussion about Mealy (Common) Redpolls in Kent. Adam Whitehouse at East Malling has been lucky enough to photo what looks like a good Mealy in the last couple of days. I thought I take the opportunity for a "here's one I took earlier" post.

Mealy (Common) Redpoll (Carduelis flammea), taken on 26th September 2003 at Sumburgh, Shetland.

For comparison here's an Arctic Redpoll (Carduelis hornemanni) I took on Fair Isle on 22nd Sept 2003.

Let's hope that if the cold snap arrives it brings a couple of these with it!

1 comment:

Adam said...

Arctic would be good, especially as the conditions tomorrow will probably make it feel right at home! Lovely photos and thanks for advice on ID. Thanks again, Adam