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Redpoll 'Carduelis flammea'

By SocksAndStuff
A bit dull and drizzly out and about today after what looked like a promising start, but brightened up no end by the appearance of 2 beautiful Redpolls at Belvide (WMBC) in Staffordshire. I've previously seen loads of these over the Winter / Spring months, usually in mixed flocks with Siskins, but this is my first of the year and so extra special. Such beautiful little birds. They didn't hang around for more than a few moments unfortunately. Also, had a brief sighting of a female Brambling at the same site - I'll see if any shots are worth showing - the light was dreadful.

Tags: Wildlife Nature Bird Finch Wildlife and nature Redpoll Carduelis flammea Belvide NR Staffordshire England WMBC

Voters: Badgerfred, Maiwand, Mollycat and 35 more

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Comments


29 Mar 2018 7:39PM
Excellent Helen, great detail captured,
Fred.

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Mollycat Plus
6 21 2 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2018 7:49PM
Just viewed large, a great looking character Helen.
Peter GrinGrin
29 Mar 2018 8:19PM
A beauty Helen. Cathy
TonyDy Plus
11 52 3 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2018 8:55PM
Great shot, Helen.
Tony
Beautiful image
KingArthur 13 8 Malta
29 Mar 2018 9:18PM
Brilliant capture Helen, viewed large shows the superb plumage detail. Beautiful shot.

Joe Smile
Mike_Young Plus
13 21 9 United Kingdom
29 Mar 2018 9:59PM
Terrific image Helen, beautiful detail.
EMJAYCEE Plus
10 10 10 England
29 Mar 2018 10:33PM
Great image.
Joan
29 Mar 2018 11:25PM
Lovely shot Helen
DaveN
tonyguitar Plus
7 77 37 Canada
30 Mar 2018 2:16AM
Rare to see this little red capped fellow. A real pleasure and promising for warmer spring weather soon. TG
30 Mar 2018 3:53AM
Excellent !!!!!
Joline Plus
13 30 54 United States
30 Mar 2018 12:24PM
Beautifully framed by the branches. These are elusive birds here, nice to see one.
Chinga Plus
9 3 1 United Kingdom
30 Mar 2018 3:10PM
Sharp, clean and very lovely!
Isabel GrinGrin
30 Mar 2018 7:00PM
Amazing detail in this little finch


SteveSmile
31 Mar 2018 10:37AM
He has spotted you, super image
danbrann 15 640 17
31 Mar 2018 1:19PM
A charming study Helen.
Danny
Mike_Smith Plus
12 608 1 United Kingdom
31 Mar 2018 8:35PM
Beautiful Redpoll capture Helen, I havenít seen many this year
JuBarney Plus
8 33 4 United Kingdom
1 Apr 2018 7:29PM
A really lovely close up
Ju

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