More Redpoll, no Twite


Managed to call in at Weld Road for 30 minutes or so late this afternoon – Skylarks going bonkers, Mipits and at least six Redpolls still on site, but much easier to watch in the sunshine and light, if cold wind.
These cracking little finches were scoffing seeds furiously in the high strandline, ignoring passersby so that I was able to walk within a few feet of them while they carried on feeding, or perched up on the sedges, their red caps glowing in the spring sun.



No sign of any Twite though – perhaps they were elsewhere on this stretch of coast at the time, or perhaps they’ve finally cleared off?
(Earlier several Chiffchaffs singing away on the NNR at Ainsdale).