Saturday 6 November 2010

My Perfect Cousin

A very cold day with rain, hail, sleet and snow. A quick check around patch produced  a patch lifer? 2 Lesser Redpoll with the 8 Mealy Redpoll. We are used to getting good numbers of Mealy Redpoll through on passage, with the larger Greenland Redpoll through in the Autumn, but Lesser Redpoll remains a fairly scarce bird in any numbers in Shetland. Managed a couple of photos fortunately in the same pose which show the different plumages off quite nicely. Still no Waxwing though i shan't give up.


northernloon said...

a brilliant comparison

Martin said...


just trying to get in touch about upcoming redpoll article

can you email me

cheers Martin Garner