Having ‘blogged’ about red-bellieds… no way!
Look what was in Spain 3 days ago:
Eastern Black Redstart in Spain. A stunning record from 3 days ago. We need one for Britain but I was thinking October/November not March!
Crossbills in North America/ Europe and call variation- comment added here:
Ross’s Goose- maybe the escape isn’t even pure? Have a look at this photos from Norfolk of presumed escape Ross’s Goose presently with Barnacle Geese. Johnny Mac rang to say he noticed the outer secondaries have blackish markings (on inner webs it seems). Normally adult Ross’s Geese have all white secondaries?… See Andy Thompson’s’ in flight shot
David Sibley on taxa/ subspecies which are identifiable in the field:
Greenland Redpoll in Cambridge
and if you haven’t seen it, Steve Blain brought attention to this fab record of a far-inland Greenland Redpoll. How many are we missing?