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Redpoll in flight

Observed: 8th February 2011 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in BirdsSimon Walker’s reputation in Birds
Redpoll in flight
Redpoll, female, in flight, Sandy Lodge, 2011-02-08 012
Redpoll 2
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What SORT of redpoll, I'm not sure...

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Redpoll ID.

This is one that clearly isn't a British "Lesser Redpoll".
The pale grey overall plumage tones, white wing bars and stocky appearance all point to it being a Mealy Redpoll from Scandinavia.

(Coues's) Arctic Redpolls can look similar but they differ in structure (shorter billed for one thing), and would usually be even paler, with less distinct streaking on the flanks.