Carduelis flammea

Lesser Redpoll - The Lesser Redpoll nest in most parts of Britain but particularly in Scotland and Ireland. Identified by his striking red cap. They often choose to fly around with flocks of Siskins. It lives on a diet of small seeds and will also feed from garden peanut feeders. These photographed around Greaghnafarna County Leitrim Ireland. It builds an open cup nest from twigs, rootlets and grasses, lined with thick layer of feathers or hair. 4-6 greenish white to pale blue, spotted with purple at large end, eggs are laid.

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▼ Lesser Redpoll foraging around at Greaghnafarna Co. Leitrim

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