Wednesday 22 December 2010


There has been a large flock of 150 or so Redpolls commuting between Banstead Woods and Canons Farm recently . They can be hard to pin down and when you do manage to, they scatter at the slightest noise and regroup out of view. Plus the light has been awful lately and I've never been very confident with Redpolls so they've been a bit of a nightmare. I have, however, managed to pick out the odd Mealy amongst them. Heres one or two birds from Monday:

Lesser Redpoll on the left with Mealy to the right