One of Coleshed’s elite birding squad has spotted these little fellas (actually a fella and a fella-ete(?)) feeding in the grounds of Coleshed Towers.
These, as you surely know, are Lesser Redpolls.
The Lesser Redpoll (Acanthis cabaret) is a small passerine bird in the finch family. It is the smallest , brownest and most streaked of the redpolls. It is native to Europe
and lives in forests where it feeds on the carcasses of wolves. The Lesser Redpoll should not be confused with either the Linnet or the Twite.