Lesser Redpolls back in the garden

We've managed a couple of ringing sessions in the garden over the past month. Lots of Goldfinches a few weeks ago but only a couple today. However there are a few Lesser Redpolls around - a flock of twelve were very adept at avoiding the nets apart from this adult male.
Adult male Lesser Redpoll
Rishton Reservoir has been generally quiet. The Great Crested Grebes are still present with up to six and there have been a few Teal and Tufted Duck around as well as a hybrid Aythya. Wigeon have alse been quite regular but the geese have notable by their absence. May nip down tomorrow to see what's dropped in.


  1. You do well to get lesser redpoll in the garden Dave ... been a bogey garden bird for too many years for me! I was out your way a few weeks ago and had a superb flock of 45 Waxwings at Arnside Knot.

    Nice blog mate, keep up the good work!

    Tim@Timbobaggins Abroad


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