Saturday, March 05, 2011

L551773 the monster !

This bird was particularly dark, heavily streaked, long winged and massive in the hand. It was a first winter female with a wing of 77.5mm (female Lesser 67-71, fem Common 68-76). It clearly isnt a Lesser Redpoll but what is it ? Well if its a Common Redpoll then it shatters all text book conceptions! even considering that some Common Redpolls can be dark but .... what does Greenland Redpoll look like ?


Andy Wraithmell said...

thought you might find this link interesting


Martin said...

Looks (especially the flanks) just like rostrata - 'ave it! First for Norfolk coming to feeders last year