Only one of my photos is remotely in focus but having looked at it then studied some ID papers I'm not totally convinced either way as there's so much variation and overlap of ID features between a Mealy and a washed out early spring Lesser and I've now baffled meself with science. Didn't get a look at the rump unfortunately but looking at the photo now you can see it looks to have a pale base between the primaries which could be a clincher. So anyone who would care to offer some expertise can kindly do so in the form of a comment.
|Another test of my ID skills fails miserably|
A nice male Bully was calling from the cherry tree also this morning, didn't see his missus but they usually turn up as a pair.
And the female Brambling is still visiting, more regularly over the last week or so. This pic was taken a couple of weeks ago actually but she was in again late afternoon today, feeding on the ground as per usual.
|The regular Brambling, no doubt feeding up for the|
long flight back to the continent as soon as these
easterly winds bugger off and make everybody a bit