Redpolls again

The Redpolls are back and they included a paler looking one today with extremely white wingbars, tertial fringes and a pale wing panel. Very white inderneath and feint flank markings. Could be a female Mealy but it was flighty. The other Redpolls were actually quite brave yesterday, coming relatively close as I re-filled the seed hoppers and they included a ringed male..
The bird on the left is similar to the pale ones of last year that turned out to be Lesser from the measurements. Anyway, hopefully they'll continue to hang around for another week or so until the next ringing session or until I can get some better images.

Two Ravens croaked overhead yesterday morning and a couple of Great Spotted Woodpeckers were around early on. Still plenty of finches though not quite hit the numbers of last year yet.


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