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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.
As many as 60 mealy redpolls, which are visitors from Scandinavia, was a surprise in itself, but the real rarity was four Arctic redpolls in one area of the UK," said Durham Bird Club member Andrew Kinghorn, who lives in Great Lumley.
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 showed well at Orrell Water Park and the Wigan Flashes, in company of their smaller cousins - lesser redpolls.