Sunday, February 22, 2009

Arctic Redpoll

I first saw this bird two weeks ago but in several visits to this survey area have not seen it since; today it was very obvious but still hard to get to grips with thanks to the accompanying Goldfinches; the record shots here show apparent good Arctic features; the buff facial area, broad white greater covert bar though already worn, white median covert bar, one fine grey streak on longest undertail covert, general colouration, thick-necked appearance and shaggy trousers. 

1 comment:

Phil and Mandy said...

Once again some superb photographs. Regards Phil