lesser redpoll

lesser redpoll

Observation - lesser redpoll - UK and Ireland. Description: This bird turned up in a flock of siskins.It is the same size as the siskins and like them it continues to feed on niger and sunflower hearts even in heavy rain when most other birds have taken shelter.I have only seen a single bird at a time but the red

This bird turned up in a flock of siskins.It is the same size as the siskins and like them it continues to feed on niger and sunflower hearts even in heavy rain when most other birds have taken shelter.I have only seen a single bird at a time but the red on the head and breast does not show every time I have seen it .There may be two different birds in the photos or one which is so wet the red does not show.