Today a nice rarity was trapped in our long running local bird ringing camp. A Lesser Redpoll (Carduelis flammea cabaret or Carduelis cabaret) was ringed by local ringers. I was informed via the local hot line at 11AM and visited the Ferencmajor fishponds immediately. There has been only a few records of this species based on the Hungarian Nomenclature.
After enjoying the close encounter of this nice species we found two Red-breasted Geese on one of the ponds swimming among Greater White-fronted Geese.
I am keeping my life list according to IOC, where this is the subspecies of Common Redpoll but it is recognized by Clements and others as a full species. Anyway, I have never seen this species before. It’s been a good day.