With the current redpoll invasion in Europe, it was time to spend some words and pics on these wonderful birds.
Redpolls all the way from China
Even though it's already been 12 years since we trapped a Mealy Redpoll with a Chinese ring in Meijendel, I stil cherish that moment! Triggered by a recent control of a Chinese ring in Denmark, I made an overview of all European - Chinese recoveries of Mealy Redpolls
Arctic - Mealy Redpoll ID note
I wrote a longer note about undertail coverts of Mealy Redpolls. Quite a few males show coverts that no Arctic would be ashamed of! Some are even immaculately white...