Whos keeping an eye on me....

Thursday, 23 January 2014

Mealy Redpoll

Carduelis flammea

Winter is good for the Redpoll species, especially in my garden. December was as usual busy at the feeders. The last day of December seemed quite normal with 20+ Lesser Redpoll and 3 Mealy Redpoll on the feeders, however New Years day brought just 6 Lesser Redpoll and then nothing since, it is really unusual to be Redpoll free in the winter in my garden 23 consecutive days is highly unusual

anyway.......

They are back. A large flock just arrived which includes 25+ Lessers and 2 Mealys. Probably the same group that were visiting pre New Year, wonder where they have been.

 

10 comments:

Stuart Price said...

Nice bird to have in the garden, We have had a bit of an influx of redpolls this winter, dunno what subspecies though.......

Kerri Farley said...

Such a pretty bird!!

Small City Scenes said...

Sweet little bird. Don't see them here. Good fun on the upcoming trip. MB

edenhills said...

They are awfully pretty. Lovely light color.

Janice Adcock said...

Maybe they were on a late holiday trip with the prices down.

pattisjarrett said...

These are pretty little birds. I like the little red cap on their heads.

Linda said...

I don't think we have these in Virginia. Love their red hats!

Stewart M said...

Nice little birds - always enjoyed watching them.

We just don't get many birds in the garden.

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

Mary Howell Cromer said...

Hi Dave, you are good to your birds and they are good for you ;) Happy weekend~

Chris Rohrer said...

This is one bird I'd love to see in the garden. Enjoy while they are visiting. A real treat! Hopefully I'll get to see them one day:)