The saturday just gone, I put up some photo's of a Redpoll species (see post), and after much research on the Redpoll species, as well as comments on my blog and privately, I have come to the decision that it was indeed a MEALY REDPOLL (123, 76), and not as I had first thought, a Lesser Redpoll. If you disagree I would be interested why! This is a patch tick for me, and has increased my bird knowledge that little bit more, you never know it all!
Back to this afternoon however, there was no such excitement to be had. There was still a strong west wind blowing, and any small songbirds in the wet woods were either inaudible against the roar of the wind in the tree tops, or were sheltering away from it! The only notable thing for a somewhat poor visit, was a gang of 3 CORMORANT on the lake, one of which had a considerable amount of grey on its head and neck plumage ( much like myself!)
Migrant alley had 30 + FIELDFARE and 5 REDWING, with just 2 SKYLARK, but it was really hard going on my 2 hour walk. I hope it's not going to be like this all week !