What a morning. SEO, Rouzel, Tree Pipit, Garden War, Gropper, Yellow Wag, 2 Lap Bunts, 9 Golden Plover and Dotterel still on the Orme this morning. Reports of RRS flying off out to sea too -update later.
Interestingly though we tried some taping Redpoll as around 300+ passed over head and it instantly worked with small parties coming in and landing. Amongst these were some intrigueing birds:
Redpoll 1- I'd call a Meally, pale rump, pale lines on back and clean underparts
Redpoll 2: Lesser with slight orange poll
Redpoll 3: Not decided yet- wasnt convinced Artic-more like pale Meally? improved images added since first post:
Redpoll 4: Lesser with pale patch-a few had white lines on the back
Redpoll 5: Another Meally to me- pale with good rose to breast and pale rump.
Redpoll 6 is the best though and Marc will post a photo later- possible greenland race, a bigger bird with extensive black face. TBC
Mixed flock as they landed. Goldfinch is the lefthand bird: