Actually, I am coming to the conclusion that Lesser Redpolls vary even more than I thought they did. Several showed grey, heavily streaked upper rumps, several are pale grey headed, and so on. None, however, looked larger than a Blue Tit and although we may yet discover a Mealy, I think perhaps there are none present.
|Mostly Lesser Redpolls (right hand bird is a Linnet)|
This has been a very good January in terms of species seen, and if you include Feral Pigeon (which I have to for Patchwork Challenge) it leaves me on 73 species (76 points). However the down side is that this is the figure I normally achieve by the end of February, so I think the remainder of the winter could become a bit of a slog.
You never know though.