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Eye spy...XI

Observed: 1st March 2011 By: ophrys
Yorkshire Naturalists' Union
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Just a bit of fun. These were done for a quiz and I thought I would pop them up to see who could get the identification first.

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David Jardine's picture

More photos please

This photograph cannot be identified with 100% confidence without photographs of other features of the bird eg undertail coverts, rump etc.....

jhn7's picture

Its a quiz!!

Ophrys is challenging us to have a go - did you not see the series just after Christmas? Great fun!
Is it this one?
http://www.ispot.org.uk/node/235033

Janet
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True

True enough, but the world won't end if someone has a guess and I'll stick another photo up later. ;)

Ian
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Frosty

David H is right with his comment on frosty plumage. It is a Common Redpoll, Carduelis flammea. If I can find the full picture, I shall stick it up. A wing length of 77mm, as I remember, which put it out of the range for Lesser (max. of 75mm), together with a nice pale rump and frosty back, and broad white wing bars. It was one of several caught during the influx, a year ago.

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More photos

As requested. A very striking Common Redpoll with pale rump and lower back, broad white wing bars and overall frosty look to it.

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Common

Anyone fancy changing their ID in view of the added pictures?!

Ian
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