First 2013 Photos

My thanks to Angus Hogg and Alan Mathewson for sending in the first batch of photos in 2013 for the Photo Gallery. Here is a sample:

However, as Angus points out:

“The redpolls are interesting – I’m pretty sure they’re the Mealy Redpoll sub-species of Common Redpoll, but others may wish to comment.  They may be the so-called North-western Redpoll.  They’re not Lessers, the photos showing a largely greyish bird, with a white greater-covert wing bar, and very white on the breast/belly area.  However, this species is a work in progress and some observers may have other ideas on these.”

I’m sure he’d be very interested in your comments.  You can email him by clicking here.