Over the last week or so the number of Lesser Redpolls in the garden have increased along with the Goldfinch and newly returned Siskins. Today there must have been a mixed flock in excess of 50 or so on the feeders. A quick netting session produced about 20 new birds and this re-trap of a bird first caught last week when i didn't have a camera handy. The wing length of this individual is 78 mm (checked 3 times!) - outside the range given for Lesser Redpoll. To be honest though it just didn't stand out as anything out of the ordinary and I can't convince myself that it is anything else! Second opinions welcome!
Surely this is just a bigger Lesser Redpoll!
I can do this one! Adult female Siskin, just in.