The populations of visitors to our bird feeders at Titlington Mount vary during the year. At the moment we're seeing particularly good numbers of Siskin and Goldfinch as well as the more usual species. But on 10th April a group of seven Siskin were feeding on a tray when one of the females turned round and turned out to be a male Redpoll. Never before in 16 years have I seen one of these birds in the garden, let alone on the feeders.
Sadly it didn't stay long because one of our resident Sparrowhawks chose that moment to cruise past.