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monmar
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 8:15 pm    Post subject: Little Visitor Reply with quote

This little fellow turned up on my doorstep today. Anybody have an idea what it is?


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 12, 2010 11:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've sent a question to these birders http://www.irishbirding.com/birds/web

There will be huge bird losses if the weather doesn't improve. And it looks like February may see the end of it.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:39 am    Post subject: licky dicky birdies in the garden Reply with quote

Monmar,
It could be a sparrow with a sense of humour and access to lipstick but it's more likely a redpoll. Normally a bird of the mountains. Rarely seen down in the towns.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:03 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Definitely a redpoll !
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 13, 2010 9:58 am    Post subject: reply from the birders link Reply with quote

Small brown bird with a red forehead? It's a Lesser Redpoll, common Irish bird in open country. They like weeds/seeds.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2010 12:38 pm    Post subject: Redpoll Reply with quote

Hi There,
Thanks for the help in identifying the Redpoll. I hadn't seen one in the garden before.
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