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Redpoll?

Observed: 10th April 2013 By: Obg01
Red Poll
Description:

Saw these two small finches feeding on a recently installed thistle/niger seed feeder in my garden. I think they're redpoll, which is quite exciting as I've never seen them in the garden before. Our garden has mature trees in and around, with fields very close by.

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Lesser Redpoll was until

Lesser Redpoll was until quite recently considered a sub-species of the Common/Mealy Redpoll C. flammea. It has a browner appearance than Common Redpoll which is also paler and larger. C. cabaret is resident in UK but C. flammea occurs only as a winter visitor and passage migrant.

Jonathan Wallace