Bird mix up ,



During the wet weather I have been going through my photos from the past six years !
There are some good and some really bad !
I'm trying to up date what I have recorded , putting them onto lists (I like a good list) for example , 
Garden, Park, as well as A bird list , flower list and so on......

This is were I came across a mix up... on my bird list I seem to have the same photos for Redpoll  as I do for Linnet. Can any one help!

Photographed in the garden
Bird 1


Photographed at Leeds/Bradford Airport.
Bird 2



Photographed at Rodley Nature reserve 
Bird 3



Photographed at Chevin
Bird 4 

10.5.10
Linnet.
This is the second Linnet i have ever seen,nice to see a female to day as well.


Photographed at Ecuup 
Bird 5


...and thanks.




Comments

  1. Hi Amanda, Pics 1 and 5 are Lesser Redpoll, the middle ones are Linnets.

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  2. Hi Amanda, Pics 1 and 5 are Lesser Redpoll, the middle ones are Linnets.

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    1. Thanks Stewart, had not expected them to be Lesser Redpoll, so nice to find out..Thanks.
      Amanda xx

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  3. Hi Amanda - I see Stewart has answered your query :) The two species are easily confused - my OH was convinced we had linnets feeding on silver birch seeds in the garden the other day until I told him they were Lesser Redpolls! Look for the dark tiny "bib" under the beak on redpolls and they are smaller than linnets. Redpolls are far more likely to be found feeding in trees - linnets on the ground.

    Hope you've been able to get out with the camera - have a good weekend :)

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    1. Thanks RR for the added information, such a cute little bird, both of them. Did get out on Saturday..my first bird watching day of 2016...
      Amanda xx

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  4. I always thought linnets fed in hedges and trees, then I saw a load them feeding on the ground at Cotham FLash paddocks last spring

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    1. Thanks Simon, I guess that's why we like nature so much, you never know what it is going to do..
      Amanda xx

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    1. Thanks Amy, nice of you to leave a comment and I am glad you like the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  6. I agree with Stewart, Amanda.
    Redpolls or Lesser Redpolls as they are known can be very confusing on their own.
    Then there is also Mealy Redpolls and Artic (also known as Hoary) Redpolls, I will stop there before I get refused.{:))

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    1. Thanks Roy, don't go adding more birds to confuse me! even with the photos I still would not be sure !
      Amanda xx

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  7. Two of my favourite birds Amanda and lovely to see :-) I too share your enthusiasm for lists!

    Have a lovely weekend and best wishes to all :-)

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    1. Thanks David, this is were my problems start, I might have to many lists on the go and some times they get a little mixed up... summer I am going to sort out Forget-me-not's on my wild flower list.. now there's a challenge.

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  8. Very nice list and collections of pics !!!! HAve a lovely weekend !

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    1. Thanks Géraldine , nice to hear from you, glad you liked the photos..
      Amanda xx

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  9. Hi Amanda, if you look at Stewarts's own post of 10 January you can begin to see some of the problems Roy Norris is alluding to. Lovely to have Redpolls feeding in the garden. John

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    1. Thanks John, The Lesser Redpoll were photographed in the garden back in 2014, and I have only seen them once since then here. When I first started bird watching back in 2009, there was a good number up on the Chevin, but over the years there numbers have fallen, some years I have seen none..
      Amanda xx

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  10. I have trouble distinguishing Redpolls and House Finches. Your photos are great, and I really like your new header photo!

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  11. Thanks PP for the lovely comment,have a nice week.
    Amanda xx

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