Monday, January 31, 2011

Common Redpolls Visit Hasty Brook

I love these little winter finches.
(please ignore the streaky window)

20 comments:

Ruth's Photo Blog said...

You lucky girl.I have the Pine Siskins but so far no Redpolls.These little guys bring such joy when the come.
Ruth

Jayne said...

Love their little "raspberry dots" on the head!

Hilke Breder said...

You got quite a crowd there, Lynne. They are pretty birds. I am a little envious - I only get about one at a time if any.

KaHolly said...

WOW! Look at them all!! Be sure to scan them carefully for a Hoary! They've been reported at my feeder in Nova Scotia this week, too. Last year, they never stopped by, so I was pretty excited. ~karen

Deb said...

They haven't been hitting the feeders much here, although I know they're around!

Carolyn H said...

So far I haven't had any redpolls here on Roundtop this year. Two years ago, I think it was, I had 3 or 4 of them for a brief 10 minutes. i'm also jealous that they came to your sock feeder. For me, that thing was a waste of money. Neither goldfinches or house finches or anything interesting will go near it.

Frank said...

Whow Lynne, that's some gang you've got hanging outside.

Kathiesbirds said...

Please send some my way! and...what streaky window? All I see are birds!

Ruth said...

Great pictures. We had them here 3 winters ago and apparently they arrive on average once every 7 years to our area.

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Kelly said...

...you lucky duck! I would love to some day look out and see a flock of Redpolls at our feeders! They are really going to town on those thistle socks!

Cathy said...

Streaky windows!? If I could capture photos that clear through my windows . . of Redpolls yet! - I'd be flaunting those streaks.

I love this:
"my faithful driver Kato."
What a sweetheart.
Has he got a brother?

(Kidding. Kidding. Keith, at least, brakes for the squirrels as we're driving through the park if I point and scream ;-)

Beyond My Garden said...

What a pile of finches.

troutbirder said...

No redpolls at all here this winter. And I thought they headed further south when the winter was really bad. Also had given up on niger seed in my plastic finch feeder last year. Then tried those white socks this year. What a finch magnet. :)

Louise said...

Oh boy! I just love it when I go blog surfing, and find a really interesting one. Now, I have found a blog that I can read to help me identify the more uncommon birds in my area. Your wonderful pictures, and descriptions will be a big help.

But, sigh, with four cats, the birds around here will never come that close to the window.

Shelley said...

Oh I'm jealous of all these redpolls you have! Did you try feeding them by hand?

dAwN said...

I am Jealous too! I would love to see these beauties!

Larry said...

Wow! you've got a nice collection of redpolls there!I hoped to see 1 this winter but no luck yet.

Wren said...

Is there a collective noun for redpolls? A plethora? You've got got so many, you should be able to send the rest of us a few.

They sure love those sock feeders!

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