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!