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Siskin 5983

Observed: 19th March 2012 By: Wildlife Ranger
Freshwater Environment & Ecology Trust
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Description:

Being Mobbed by Lesser Redpolls

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Siskin (Carduelis spinus) interacts

Comments

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Redpoll

Is that a redpoll behind it?

Bill

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The action beyond the siskin

Is that a sunlit Goldcrest caught in motion behind? Makes for a dramatic canvas and a great pic.

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Goldcrest

I don't think so. Is a goldcrest not a tiny bird?

Bill Henderson

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Goldcrest

Yes. I thought the combination of sun and blur might have distorted the perspective somewhat, but looking at it again I think the bill is too stout, and the tail too long, anyway.

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Mobbed by the Polls

Its definetely a Lesser redpoll which where flocking and giving this fella a rough time.
Here he is http://flic.kr/p/brKSg3

Using a 300 lens in this way gives an effect where things behind look larger than what they are

Many Thanks

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Film

WLR

I enjoyed your film.

Bill

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Thanks Bill -

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Lesser redpoll

Thanks for the information and film. Resolute little fella, fair play.
Andrew