Lesser Redpoll

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Tweet of the Day is a series of fascinating stories about our British birds inspired by their calls and songs.

David Attenborough presents the lesser redpoll. You can spot Lesser Redpolls hanging like tiny acrobatic parrots among the slender twigs, while a rain of papery seeds falls down around them. They're lively birds which allow you to get fairly close, and then sometimes flocks will explode en masse for no apparent reason and fly around calling.

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Sun 29 Dec 2013 08:58

Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis cabaret)

Webpage image courtesy of Steve Knell (rspb-images.com).