Emyr bach I'm sure many of us have felt equally as humbled when misidentifying birds at least you have had the decency to own up to it! There have been many times in the past when I wish I was somewhere else when making a mistake in identifying a bird. At least my friend it shows that people are actually looking at the Montgomery bird blog! I think though for those people, (viz- ordinary mortals not extraordinary birders!) who do not own a bird guide of any kind and who take a peek at this blog may like to know the difference between a merlin and a kestrel and a common and a lesser redpoll so I recommend that they take a look at the following link to the R.S.P.B.'s 'Bird Identifier' site. It is very good and user friendly.