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This autumn there has been an invasion of Mealy Redpolls due to a food shortage in Scandinavia.
These include lesser and mealy redpolls, and four Arctic redpolls, which are a rarity.
Nothing exceptional about that, you may say, but these were not our familiar lesser redpolls which breed here in the UK, but the larger mealy redpolls from Scandinavia.
Mealy Redpolls at Connah's Quay and on Bardsey will also be en route to Norway and Sweden.
Mealy redpolls showed well at Orrell Water Park and the Wigan Flashes, in company of their smaller cousins - lesser redpolls.