Wednesday, 15 January 2014

Redpoll

Redpoll.
Lesser Redpoll I think, but they are not easy to differentiate sometimes, not for me anyway.{:))












30 comments:

  1. Looks like a 'Lesser' to me Roy.
    Nice one.
    Still not seen any yet this year.

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    1. Thanks Keith, there only a few around that I have seen.

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  2. I keep checking the Siskin flocks lol

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    1. I have not seen many of them so far this winter Keith.

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  3. Acanthis flammea YES !!! Bravo,
    it is very beautiful, never seen. It looks like Linaria cannabina - Common Linnet
    Beautiful pictures Roy
    good day

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    1. Hi Nathalie, thanks, the Lesser is "Carduelis cabaret".
      I definetely had to look that up.{:))

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  4. Roy wat hebt je hier een heerlijke serie van kunnen maken,prachtig.

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  5. I love this species but have not seen them since a very long time. Good to see that at least somebody is enyoing them.
    Nice captures.
    Beste regards, Sjerp

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  6. Lovely set of images Roy, well captured. I've not been lucky enough to see any so far this year, hopefully that will soon be rectified!...[;o)

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  7. Great shots, we get them up on the Chevin, but last year I did not record any at this spot, if it is fine at the weekend might go up and take a look..

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    1. Thanks Amanda, The weather doesn't look good for Saturday.

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  8. super photos Roy; you've got that lovely blue sky behind too; love your header!

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  9. Hi Roy, I'm sort of jealous ;-). I've only seen them twice in my life and of course without any possibility of taking photographs. So I enjoy yours very much. Your Robin by the way, is gorgeous!

    Kind regards,
    Marianne

    Maybe it is a stupid question but can you tell me when I have to use the word photograph or picture. Is the difference between UK and US or???? I'm starting to be confused ;-).

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    1. Thanks Marianne.
      Not a stupid question really, it is confusing at times. You can use 'Photograph' or 'Image' as it would mean the same.
      Some photographers get really technical and call it a 'File' when displayed on computer photographic software, which sounds good, but doesn't really apply.
      Picture is more correctly used for a framed painting or drawing item you hang on the wall.
      Not really anything to do with UK and US although we are at times separated by a common language.{:))

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  10. These are simply lovely! I do like the blurry backgrounds with the sharp textures you have in the foreground. And the colours and light are splendid and so cheering.

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  11. Hey Roy... I have not seen any Redpolls yet this year , but I only see the common Redpoll though!!

    Like these photos !! Your subject seems to be enjoying some picking for seeds!!

    Grace

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    1. Thanks GG, yes they didn't stop to look hardly.

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  12. Very nice Roy,
    large Redpoll I hope someday to shoot.

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  13. Roy, we have Common Redpolls and Hoary Redpolls here in the USA. I wonder if your "lesser" is the same as our "Common," or if it is a different species entirely!

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    1. Yes Kathie, the Common the Lesser and the Hoary is what we call the Arctic Redpoll.

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  14. Lovely photos - I've never knowingly seen a redpoll.

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    1. Thanks D. Its mainly this time of year through Winter that you could see them. They are usually high up in the tall trees and unless you studied the high branches particularly with binoculars you may not even see them at all.

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