Nigel Foggo found seven Mealy Redpoll (and a Northern Bullfinch) at Old Widdrington Tip yesterday morning and Stewart kindly alerted me to them. I had an hour to spare in the afternoon so I nipped up for a quick look. A 200 strong mixed flock that I estimated as 50% Goldfinch 30% Siskin and 20% Redpoll was active feeding on Alder. The light wasn't too good so the images are record shots and a bit of a jigsaw when it comes to ID but I had 3-4 clear Mealy Redpoll. A second visit this morning and Mike Hodgson had counted 10 by mid-morning, ADMc and I later had a minimum of seven, though there were almost certainly more.