Sunday, January 13, 2013

Neighborhood Redpolls

Redpolls have become the most abundant species at feeding stations in my neighborhood since the start of the new year. Between 20 and 60 Common Redpolls continue to visit my neighbors thistle feeders and my black oil sunflower seed feeders. While I keep a close eye out for a Hoary Redpoll, I have yet to conclusively identify one.

Yesterday I set out a perch  for feeder birds and it didn't take
 long for  it's utilization.

Another on a lower perch

Showing its "poll"

Diving for seeds!

In our hemlock Christmas railing display.

The upper bird certainly looks like a Hoary, with its "punched in" nose,
but I am uncertain its how far its head was turned.

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