February 26 – Rash of Redpolls

They are everywhere! Although the other winter birds appear periodically (such as the Boreal Chickadee below), it is the Common Redpolls that are more than common this winter.

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Most of the time when I look out the back windows, Common Redpolls are visible. If they are not spread out on the feeders, porch railing and snowbanks, they are resting from all their eating up in the trees. It’s hard to count them because they are flitting around, landing, taking off and returning constantly, but most of the time there are at least 30 in the yard, and much of the time probably more than twice that.

I took a couple of videos of them feeding at the closest porch feeder, and have posted one here which shows some of the constant motion of some of the redpolls coming to that feeder in one of our recent heavy snows. Hopefully the video will show when I publish this post and hopefully there will be only one copy of the video.

The final photo shows our far back yard in a sunny moment this afternoon. Strangely, there is not a redpoll in sight.


One thought on “February 26 – Rash of Redpolls

  1. Ann Gilmore February 27, 2017 / 10:03 am

    Love the Redpolls–they are very sweet.


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