Sunday, 2 January 2011

Ashridge REDPOLL flock contains at least two MEALIES

I revisited Monument Drive again this morning for a better look at the redpoll flock present. Again they were frustratingly difficult to see well as they always managed to perch in the tops of trees obscured by others. It's difficult to get an accurate count as the flock regularly breaks up into smaller flocks of 20-40 birds but possibly 200 birds present. I managed to see 2 obvious Mealy Redpolls amongst these but more may have been present. All the time they were the Ringshall side of Monument Drive, 3/4 the way along but best bet is the park up and wander through the wood as they are very vocal (Dave Bilcock)

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