Redpolls - how on earth do you tell the difference?

As the title suggests, I'm not an experienced birder!  

I was out walking on Christmas Eve, and I saw a large group of birds on a birch tree.  To my amazement, there was a large group of goldfinches, yellowhammers and redpolls all together, feasting on the seeds.  As an additional bonus, I also saw a very large flock of bramblings! :)

I have no idea whether these were redpolls or lesser redpolls, though, and I am hoping someone can help me to tell the difference.