or the Hebridean conundrum
Anyone have a link to a good gallery of Iceland redpolls?
David Sibley has just added some interesting stuff on Redpolls to his blog site. Americans don't have to deal with the islandica conundrum but its good stuff nonetheless:
Just a thought (Slap me doen if i'm wrong!) most of the photos (this side of the pond & over there)all tend to show that small bill with pushed in face (even if thats a feathering effect) even with the longer billed birds? (With Arctic that is)
not all that ive seen.looked at so many photos at so many sites so can't remember where but a page of just arctic redpoll heads and the bill show a range of longer billed birds.
JanJ posted on post #19 photos of Mealy/Arctic head shots & most if not all the Arctics show that pushed in jizz! compared to the Common/Mealy polls