Saturday 7 November 2020

Possible "Arctic" Redpoll at Trevose Head, Cornwall 7th Nov 2020.


I came across this Redpoll in the quarry at Trevose Head near Padstow this morning.

I was actually hoping for Snow Bunts but this was a welcome diversion!

Such a stunning little bird, it was feeding on the brown seed heads of Sea Plantain.

It kept returning to the same patch of it and I got lucky to get some close up images.

Shame I didn't get the rump photo as it would have been key to unlocking the true identity of the bird.

I've heard of it being Arctic, Mealie, Common,Coulies, Icelandic race etc. 

I hold my hands up to now knowing but am pleased to have found it and to have let my friends see it as well.

Here is a link to a video clip I took and a few other photos of this super little bird.