Almost a year late but my 2010 yearlist now has a new addition.
Last November a pale redpoll was found with the twite on the brackish marsh and the id features led me to say that it was a mealy. Unknown to me, the bird was seen by some people far more experienced that myself and it had been submitted as an Arctic.
Fart-forward a year and I was talking to Andy Stoddart this morning about the Coues's Arctic redpoll that is about at the moment and it was he who had identified last years bird. Andy has kindly commented on my photos and I am now able to change the identification and increase my 2010 yearlist to 210.