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What type of Redpoll?

Observed: 23rd October 2012 By: hev53hev53’s reputation in Birds

Sorry about the bad photo, taken quickly in fog! Could someone please tell me if this is a REdpoll and if so what type? ie. flammea etc.
Many thanks

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These are not always easy and most flocks that I encounter contain one or two birds which, even in the hand, fall between flammea and cabaret. I have just got back from ringing 30 cabaret, this afternoon, and not one looked like this bird. I would leave this one uncertain and wait for a more obvious example...


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Redpoll query

Thank you so much for your comments. I am fairly new to posting on this site so bear with me. I have a photo of it which is blurred again but next to a Goldfinch which gives it scale. Will post this seperately. I have seen Lesser Redpolls before but they were smaller than this bird. Hopefully tomorrow if it return I shall get a better picture for clarity.