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Thursday, 26 March 2015

Lesser Redpoll

I've missed several opportunities this year to see Lesser Redpolls. These images were taken at Watergrove Reservoir in Rochdale. I was on the hunt for a Marsh Tit at the time, but was more than happy to see one of these pitch up at the feeders. It is a very small finch (as you can see below alongside the Goldfinch). A lot easier to see in the winter when the leaves are off the trees, or of course when one lands on a feeder in front of you.

Redpoll here on the right, with a Goldfinch.

 

 

18 comments:

  1. interesting to see the lesser redpoll. I think I have seen it on a blog once before. Maybe yours :)

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  2. Nice shots - I miss the finches I used to see - the seed eaters like this are not so common in my neck of the woods.

    cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

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  3. Nice catch - I only seen Lesser Redpoll twice when I was in Scotland.

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  4. Lovely images. Have a great weekend.

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  5. Your Redpoll is a pretty bird, I also love the Goldfinch! Thank you for linking up! Have a happy weekend!

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  6. A pretty little bird. Nice captures.

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  7. I'm still waiting for a Lesser Redpoll in my garden this winter despite catching a good number 10 miles away.
    Good to see one in direct comparison with a Goldfinch.

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  8. I'm still waiting for a Lesser Redpoll in my garden this winter despite catching a good number 10 miles away.
    Good to see one in direct comparison with a Goldfinch.

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  9. such beautiful light in these images. i have never seen this pretty bird. have a wonderful weekend!!!!

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  10. Beautiful shots of the lovely birds!

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  11. I love that first photo. It's so crisp and clear!

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  12. Excellent images Adam, the Redpoll is my favourite.

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  13. A first timer for me in alaska last summer, only got one halfway decent picture. Yours are wonderful.

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  14. Wonderful blog and your photos are beautiful ! Thanks for sharing , Have a good day !

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  15. I haven't had any luck getting any of USA's finches....so this was a special treat for me!! They're excellent images. Glad you 'chanced' upon them while looking for another species.

    Thank you kindly, for this week's sharing at I'd Rather B Birdin'!!!

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  16. Putter is a beautiful bird but the Redpoll is even more beautiful with its beautiful burgundy red feathers on its head. I have not seen the whole mala redpolls last year and now yet.

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