onsdag den 11. november 2015

Gråsisken with a difference

For the second day running we have been unable to complete a standard session due to the weather, however today we did drop a couple of sheltered nets and play for Redpoll as flocks were heading down to the tip, then working their way North again having decided not to cross the Baltic.

We recaptured three Goldcrest (Fuglekonge) and encouraged some Redpoll (Gråsisken) and Sisken (Grønsisken) down to the nets. The catch included a partially leucistic Lesser Redpoll (Lille Gråsisken) with  patchy white colouration on the head, no black leg colouration and pale flanks.

Partially leucistic Redpoll

 The lack of black colouration in the legs was quite stricking 
although claws were the usual dark colour.

Good birding!

Totals: 62 (3)

Fuglekonge / Goldcrest - 0 (3)
Blåmejse / Blue Tit - 1
Grønsisken / Siskin - 5
Gråsisken/ Redpoll species (believed intermediate) - 3
Nordig Gråsisken / Common Redpoll - 12
Lille Gråsisken / Lesser Redpoll- 41

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