went for a look at a likely mealy redpoll today, near Connonagh. Although not split from lesser, unlike the UK, its still a good bird for Cork! The bird has been coming to feeders in a garden since early Jan, but until today hasn't been photographed. Shots are viewable here. Did see some lesser redpolls but the incessant wind and rain proved most unhelpful. Maybe tomorrow, if it ever stops raining!