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Common (or Mealy) Redpoll - Gråsisik - Carduelis flammea
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Common (or Mealy) Redpoll are a typical species over much of upland Norway.

Common Redpoll, Engerdal, June 2016
Common Redpoll, Engerdal, Norway, June 2016

Redpolls can be a tricky group to identify and many of those I see in Øygarden during the winter just go down as "Redpoll". Although redpolls are often not too scared of people they are amazingly active so obtaining good views, or even worse, good photos can be quite difficult. All of the pictures below were taken in very poor light at ISO  400 or 800

Common Redpoll / gråsisik
Common Redpoll / gråsisik, Tjeldstø, 21 January 2007

Common (Mealy) Redpoll
Common Redpoll / gråsisik, Tjeldstø, 22 January 2007
For more redpoll pictures click on the links below:

Problem Redpoll
Lesser Redpoll

Common (Mealy) Redpoll

Common (Mealy) Redpoll
Common Redpoll / gråsisik, possible Lesser Redpoll in the background

Although Lesser Redpoll is a common breeder in Øygarden they are seen very rarely here during the winter months - this is when the Mealy's tend to turn up.

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Pictures taken with a DSLR and a telephoto lens

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