This monster of a redpoll was trapped on Bardsey in April last Year. Again it was massive as you can see from the Blackcap it is with. This is almost certainly a C.f.rostrata. it is big and dark
This is probably a Mealie
So is this....
Another very pale bird with big wing bars
Now I like these small brown ones, they are easy!
But what is this in May?
The next bird must be a Mealie?!?
this could/should be too? maybe from the NW?
What are these?
Again a Mealie below?
Large lesser? small NWestern
Ad Male lesser...tiny
and finally two more mealies
Well, that is if we are correct in all this, the debate continues!! Comments welcomed.
Also check out the Dungeness BO web site. The debate runs in Kent too as to what these birds are!