Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Coues Arctic Redpoll

Redpolls are a complete minefield and at times worse than large gulls and Brent Geese! Northern Ireland has never officially recorded an Arctic Redpoll but it has occurred and surely must occur more regularly than no records!!
Here are a couple of pics from Tristan Reid (he is everywhere!) from the weekend in Durham and at least gives you an idea how distinctive some of them can be! Read more about them here

I have no problem giveing someone two Veda Loaves and six Soda Farls if they find me one in Northern Ireland and Andrew might throw in a bottle of fizzy pop that blows your head off!

Many thanks to Tristan for these stunning photos (think we are aall beginning to hate him!)