Tuesday, 30 November 2010

Mealy Redpoll, RW, 29th Nov

I saw a third Mealy in the very mobile Lesser Redpoll flock today. It was a lovely individual with a very white and brown streaked rump (visible in bottom photo - top bird). The one visible undertail-covert streak was very thin, more like an Arctic Redpoll (visible in top photo). The Mealy/Arctic Redpoll influx of 95/96 is still the best thing i have ever witnessed at RW and i would quite happily donate a Kidney to experience another such influx.