Thursday, 4 February 2016

Arctic Redpoll

For those who fancy a a touch of the exotic, or should I say a touch of the Arctic, it is worth visiting Warkworth . Birling area to see the Coues Arctic Redpoll that has been present since the new year. It is favouring a game crop with 30+ other redpolls a mix of Mealy Redpolls and Lesser Redpolls.

Here it is second from the left, a much paler bird that the others in the flock....
It often fluffs up to show the lovely white rump and flanks.
This is a rare bird in the UK and in Northumberland its the first for a good few years. If you fancy a short walk it is easy to get to just follow the dotted line on the map and watch the fence line....

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