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Lesser Redpoll, in dispute

Observed: 18th March 2013 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, Lesser, squabbling, Sandy Lodge, 2013-03-18 001
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Not, it would seem, happy with each other.

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chrisbrooks's picture

ID comment

The bird on the right anyway.

Simon Walker's picture

Good Afternoon, Chris.

What about the one on the left? Me, I don't know, I admit it. It might not be possible to tell for sure. I don't know that, either!
Are you any good on otter tracks? I posted some footprints I found yesterday (under mammals). They were certainly interesting.

chrisbrooks's picture

Bird on the left

That is trickier, it looks quite a lot lighter so I'm undecided. Someone more knowledgeable with Redpolls should offer a better opinion.

Otter tracks, ill have a look but it's not my field really.

ophrys's picture

cabaret

Both Lesser Redpoll, almost certainly. Common would have whiter wing bars and paler upperparts.

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Ray Turner's picture

Action

Nice action shot Simon, well captured.

Ray

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Simon Walker's picture

Thank You Ray

I've been experimenting with fast exposure time to catch birds in flight. Pretty tricky - you can't compose your shot very well, you just have to shoot and hope for some success. This one was 1/4000th second. I've got some way to go with this game though.

Regards

Simon