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One eyed lesser redpoll - lifer
Pappa Smurf

One eyed lesser redpoll - lifer (Carduelis cabaret)

One eyed lesser redpoll - lifer. It's not a lifer cos it's only got one eye but because I've never captured a redpoll before. I think that it has a tick just to the left below the beak. It seemed healthy enough.
They breed in woodland, but also visit gardens. Lesser redpolls can be seen dangling from tiny twigs in birch and alder trees, or perhaps on shrub stems. This is a widespread breeding species in Scotland, northern and eastern England and Wales. It is less
Tiverton Canal Devon
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Carduelis cabaret
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Nice detail there Keith and congrats on your newbie . I have a few shots of birds carrying Ticks but I didn't realise they would be around during the colder weather.
Three good uns Keith...Like this Redpoll mate. Strange, but I'm thinking I've seen it before somewhere, LOL.
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A beautiful image of this Redpoll Keith. I've never seen one .... yet. It may have House Finch eye disease,
Lol, I would go with it was napping in the sunshine. Gorgeous colors and detail with a brilliant background. Congratulations on the new tick, the bird not the real tick (lol). Exceptional PS!!!
Looks to be in a bit of pain. Wonderful close up shot & congrats on your new find, Kieth!! tfs.
lovely details, i really hope his eye gets better soon. thanks for the great lifer shot.
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Sad to see, but excellent sharp image - well done again, Keith!

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