A large movement of Redpolls this morning on the Great Orme with well over a hundred birds seen on the headland (and many more passing over I'm sure). I had one lovely crispy white Mealy Redpoll land briefly and saw a few others that had me humming and harring. Here's a few to get a discussion going......
A lovely male Lesser Redpoll in the the gorse at the North End.
Loads of Redpoll this morning - a group of five here, a typical little flock dropping out of the sky.
This bird landed on the hawthorn above me so unfortunately I didn't really see the rump. The bird shows a nice white wingbar and the undertail coverts are gleaming white, the face was nice and pale as was the hind neck. Another Mealy?
Another suspected Mealy Redpoll but only seen from below - gleaming white underparts with a nice white vent and undertail coverts.
I wish Redpolls were as easy as this. This fine male Yellowhammer was in full song on the limestone pavements this morning! I only get one or two individuals each year so this one gave me a real buzz.
For information - 2 drake Surf Scoters still off Old Colwyn this evening along with drake Long tailed Duck and some Velvets. 9 Velvets were present late morning.