Redpolls in the Garden

I've been getting lots of birds on the garden feeders over the past couple of weeks, most notably, the return of the Redpoll's I had earlier in the year - except now their numbers are increasing. A Maximum of 6 at any one time yesterday increased to ten this morning. But that's not all: The bird on the left below is a probable female Mealy. The firrst image doesn't show how bright the white supercilium and wing-bars are but you can see how grey the head is, especially when compared to the Lesser.
We're going to do some ringing today! This image shows how distinctive the face pattern is.
Anyway, today I've just had a definite male Mealy with a pale pink rump.


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