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Cool! I have never seen one in the wild before.
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Last week on hike we saw beautiful Red-Shouldered Hawk and Easten Blue Bird
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Candor wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:15 pm
LadyGeek wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:03 pm Until you see one in person, you don't realize how big those birds are in real life.
And quite formidable hunters. I have seen them fend of Bald Eagles who try to steal their catch.
And I’ve seen them eating a rabbit and a snake in videos by the great wildlife photographer Mark Smith from Florida. Has a wonderful YouTube channel
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RubyTuesday wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:18 pm
Candor wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:15 pm
LadyGeek wrote: Fri Nov 27, 2020 2:03 pm Until you see one in person, you don't realize how big those birds are in real life.
And quite formidable hunters. I have seen them fend of Bald Eagles who try to steal their catch.
And I’ve seen them eating a rabbit and a snake in videos by the great wildlife photographer Mark Smith from Florida. Has a wonderful YouTube channel
Yes, I think they will attempt to eat just about anything they think they can swallow. I found this one years ago with a snake and you can guess who won this battle.

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There was a Northern Flicker on my suet feeder. I think this was the first time I saw one this season.
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Candor wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:50 pm A recent eagle with lunch.

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Great shot!
What camera and lens did you use?

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Yesterday I went hiking around a lake of a state park in the Midwest. I saw a bunch of Canada Geese on the water. They were staying frozen with some snow on their backs. It was amazing! I always thought they migrate south for overwintering.
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Sandtrap wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Candor wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:50 pm A recent eagle with lunch.

Great shot!
What camera and lens did you use?

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bulbul wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:02 pm Yesterday I went hiking around a lake of a state park in the Midwest. I saw a bunch of Canada Geese on the water. They were staying frozen with some snow on their backs. It was amazing! I always thought they migrate south for overwintering.
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I've read that while many migrate south, there are some that stay behind as local residents during the winter. We have quite a few in my area through the winter munching on frozen grass, etc.
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Candor wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:06 pm
Sandtrap wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 6:55 pm
Candor wrote: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:50 pm A recent eagle with lunch.

Great shot!
What camera and lens did you use?

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Thanks! It was taken with a Canon 1D Mark IV and the v1 500mm f4 with a 1.4x converter.
All Pro!!!!

Good job!
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Yesterday, I was at my Dad's house at sunset. Two houses down from his in two redwood trees is a roosting spot for large white Egrets. When they come, it's dusk enough that it's hard get a decent picture them sitting in the trees, but I'd estimate there are 50+ in these trees. They are not very neighborly when one lands too close to them, both verbally and pecking.

In daylight, these trees look similar to a poorly frosted Christmas tree.
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RetiredAL wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:05 pm Yesterday, I was at my Dad's house at sunset. Two houses down from his in two redwood trees is a roosting spot for large white Egrets. When they come, it's dusk enough that it's hard get a decent picture them sitting in the trees, but I'd estimate there are 50+ in these trees. They are not very neighborly when one lands too close to them, both verbally and pecking.

In daylight, these trees look similar to a poorly frosted Christmas tree.
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:16 pm
bulbul wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:02 pm Yesterday I went hiking around a lake of a state park in the Midwest. I saw a bunch of Canada Geese on the water. They were staying frozen with some snow on their backs. It was amazing! I always thought they migrate south for overwintering.
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I've read that while many migrate south, there are some that stay behind as local residents during the winter. We have quite a few in my area through the winter munching on frozen grass, etc.
There are several aerated ponds nearby. The aerators keep large spots of water open during winter and some Canadian geese over-wintering here. The geese feed on lawns during the day and return at dusk.

I've seen foxes on the ice trying to get to the geese, but the geese seem know they are safe if they stay in the open water and away from the edge of the ice.
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Daily sightings at my feeder here in Camas WA (Portland metro)

Northern Flicker
Downy Woodpecker
Hairy Woodpecker
Scrub Jay
Steller's Jay
House Finch
Chickadees and Juncos
Starlings
Sparrows

Infrequent visitors
Pileated Woodpecker
Cooper's Hawk
Red winged blackbirds

At the subdivision pond a block away I frequently see
Blue Heron
Green Heron
Canada Geese
various ducks

In the woods behind my house we have resident Great Horned Owl, Barred Owls, and LOTS of crows.

I'm not a serious birder. I don't go out on birding expeditions. But I do like to pay attention to what visits us here.
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Tue Mar 31, 2020 11:35 am I saw my first Say's Phoebe today. :happy
I have had one near me in Los Angeles for about a week now. First one I had ever seen too. (I assume it's the same one this whole time...)
We have black phoebes year-round, but apparently the Say's only overwinters around here. A very different call than the black ones.
My yard must have good bugs to eat.
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sun Dec 27, 2020 8:23 am
RetiredAL wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 10:05 pm Yesterday, I was at my Dad's house at sunset. Two houses down from his in two redwood trees is a roosting spot for large white Egrets. When they come, it's dusk enough that it's hard get a decent picture them sitting in the trees, but I'd estimate there are 50+ in these trees. They are not very neighborly when one lands too close to them, both verbally and pecking.

In daylight, these trees look similar to a poorly frosted Christmas tree.
Cool!
This is the best I can edit the picture to.

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Egrets in tree at my Dad's house in Stockton -- zoom in.

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I often see Egrets on my morning walk in Los Gatos at Lake Vasona. This was 3 weeks ago.
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RetiredAL:

That sure does look like an "egret Xmas tree"! Thanks for posting the photo. :beer
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I've seen foxes on the ice trying to get to the geese, but the geese seem know they are safe if they stay in the open water and away from the edge of the ice.
That is fun. These foxes must be really starving in winter.
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Saw a flock of about 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my neighborhood yesterday. Their call is very distinctive.

Just another set of Canadian snowbirds on their way to Florida. I don't know how they beat the border controls. :D
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Chip wrote: Saw a flock of about 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my neighborhood yesterday. Their call is very distinctive.

Just another set of Canadian snowbirds on their way to Florida. I don't know how they beat the border controls. :D
Haha! They'll be pretty shocked when they arrive in the Sunshine State - it's been a frigid 55 degrees in South Florida :shock:
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bulbul wrote: Sat Dec 26, 2020 7:02 pm Yesterday I went hiking around a lake of a state park in the Midwest. I saw a bunch of Canada Geese on the water. They were staying frozen with some snow on their backs. It was amazing! I always thought they migrate south for overwintering.
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Ok, I'll bite, pretty sure those are decoys :oops: :D
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Miriam2 wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:55 am... - it's been a frigid 55 degrees in South Florida :shock:
It's just starting to get cold enough to go camping. :)
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Chip wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:46 am Saw a flock of about 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my neighborhood yesterday. Their call is very distinctive.

Just another set of Canadian snowbirds on their way to Florida. I don't know how they beat the border controls. :D
I love Sandhill Cranes! The "kettling" sound they make is so distinctive.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/San ... e/overview
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Google says this is a red-bellied woodpecker. Mid-Atlantic, MD.
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Faith20879 wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:54 pm Image
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Google says this is a red-bellied woodpecker. Mid-Atlantic, MD.
Yes! I saw one today on our platform feeder. When it landed, a bunch of pine siskins scattered. We have a suet cake out there too that's popular. We are in central NC.
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Also, yes (Philly area).

Today, I'm fairly sure I saw a red-tail hawk when I was out taking a walk. He swooped in fairly close and perched up in a tree, but took off when I moved closer to get a better look. He definitely had a red tail (viewed from below) and was the right size. The colors also matched.
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I've had 2 separate sightings of the American Kestrel, the smallest falcon:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:50 pm I've had 2 separate sightings of the American Kestrel, the smallest falcon:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/
What a handsome fellow!

From your link, a charming scene:
"When nature calls, nestling kestrels back up, raise their tails, and squirt feces onto the walls of the nest cavity. The feces dry on the cavity walls and stay off the nestlings. The nest gets to be a smelly place, with feces on the walls and uneaten parts of small animals on the floor."
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agbp wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 7:36 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 6:50 pm I've had 2 separate sightings of the American Kestrel, the smallest falcon:

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/American_Kestrel/
What a handsome fellow!

From your link, a charming scene:
"When nature calls, nestling kestrels back up, raise their tails, and squirt feces onto the walls of the nest cavity. The feces dry on the cavity walls and stay off the nestlings. The nest gets to be a smelly place, with feces on the walls and uneaten parts of small animals on the floor."
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LOL. I'll have to go back and read about some of the other Kestrel behaviors! :eek:
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 am
Chip wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:46 am Saw a flock of about 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my neighborhood yesterday. Their call is very distinctive.

Just another set of Canadian snowbirds on their way to Florida. I don't know how they beat the border controls. :D
I love Sandhill Cranes! The "kettling" sound they make is so distinctive.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/San ... e/overview
I saw two Sandhill Cranes (I am pretty sure) and (definitely) one Little Blue Heron today.
I was fishing at a Florida state park on the gulf and the weather was perfect!
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mike@jb wrote: Tue Dec 29, 2020 7:23 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 8:50 am
Chip wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 5:46 am Saw a flock of about 50 Sandhill Cranes flying over my neighborhood yesterday. Their call is very distinctive.

Just another set of Canadian snowbirds on their way to Florida. I don't know how they beat the border controls. :D
I love Sandhill Cranes! The "kettling" sound they make is so distinctive.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/San ... e/overview
I saw two Sandhill Cranes (I am pretty sure) and (definitely) one Little Blue Heron today.
I was fishing at a Florida state park on the gulf and the weather was perfect!
Cool! The range map at Cornell (link above) shows Sandhills are in Florida in the winter and year around (different parts of the state). :happy
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Today's visitors to my backyard: cardinals, starlings, mourning doves, a downy woodpecker, and a bunch of sparrows. I got a picture of the downy woodpecker on the river birch.

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I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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Faith20879 wrote: Mon Dec 28, 2020 4:54 pm Image
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Google says this is a red-bellied woodpecker. Mid-Atlantic, MD.
We've seen a lot of the red bellied woodpecker lately too in the western pa area.

My personal favorite is the red headed woodpecker. Beautiful bird.
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Wild ducks on a lake a few miles from our home. Early winter morning. The sun was brilliant off the water.

Ducks are very cool.
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Sandtrap wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 pm Wild duck on a lake a few miles from our home. Early winter morning. The sun was brilliant off the water.

Ducks are very cool.
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Sandtrap wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 8:21 pm Wild ducks on a lake a few miles from our home. Early winter morning. The sun was brilliant off the water.

Ducks are very cool.
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Very pretty ducks and great photos. Do you know what kind of ducks they are?
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agbp wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:17 pm Very pretty ducks and great photos. Do you know what kind of ducks they are?
Likely someone here is a bird expert. I am not.

I call them "quackers", there are quite a few mountain lakes around us so there are a lot of "quackers", also other birds that frequent lakes.
The plain brown smaller ones in the picture are lady ducks, I think. And the large brighter colored ones are dad ducks.

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dad duck. .. . mallard???
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Yes, mallard.

We have hooded mergansers steaming around the creek today.
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Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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How kind! The real credit goes to birds and our wild world in general especially during the challenging world of 2020 and to all of the other BH's who post with their sightings, photos, etc.

Here's a toast to the birds!

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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:41 am
Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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Miriam2:

How kind! The real credit goes to birds and our wild world in general especially during the challenging world of 2020 and to all of the other BH's who post with their sightings, photos, etc.

Here's a toast to the birds!

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Agree with Miriam2. This is THE thread I am most excited to see new posts in. Thank you to all who contributed.
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Dottie57 wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:58 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:41 am
Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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Miriam2:

How kind! The real credit goes to birds and our wild world in general especially during the challenging world of 2020 and to all of the other BH's who post with their sightings, photos, etc.

Here's a toast to the birds!

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Agree with Miriam2. This is THE thread I am most excited to see new posts in. Thank you to all who contributed.
That's one great thing about wild birds - you never know what you're going to see! Even the usual suspects are fun to watch, though, IMO. I also like to learn about other birds in other parts of the US.

Miriam2's Snoopy and Woodstock photo made me wonder what species Woodstock is? Anyway, they are cute BFF's. :happy

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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 2:27 pm
Dottie57 wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 1:58 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:41 am
Miriam2 wrote: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:54 pm I nominate this thread - "Bird watchers - what birds are you seeing?" - as The Thread Of The Year :happy

This delightful thread with its gorgeous photos of birds, many taken by Bogleheads, has been the most uplifting respite during this weary year.

Thank you, JAZZISCOOL, for not only beginning this thread, but keeping it lively and educational the year long. 8-)

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Miriam2:

How kind! The real credit goes to birds and our wild world in general especially during the challenging world of 2020 and to all of the other BH's who post with their sightings, photos, etc.

Here's a toast to the birds!

:beer
Agree with Miriam2. This is THE thread I am most excited to see new posts in. Thank you to all who contributed.
That's one great thing about wild birds - you never know what you're going to see! Even the usual suspects are fun to watch, though, IMO. I also like to learn about other birds in other parts of the US.

Miriam2's Snoopy and Woodstock photo made me wonder what species Woodstock is? Anyway, they are cute BFF's. :happy

"Woodstock is a bird who is Snoopy's best friend. The only non-bird character who can understand Woodstock's speech is Snoopy."
Thank you (again) Miriam2 for your entire post as perfectly illustrated by Snoopy and Woodstock. (I just happen to have two tiny Snoopy/Woodstock carviings I taped to the top of my Mac desk top - one of them sledding together, Snoopy in his dog dish, Woodstock in his nest; the other of them catching snowflakes on their tongues.)

And thank you JAZZISCOOL for this great site, which I check in on daily even though i've made no new contributions for awhile (no new birds in the yard). As for Woodstock, I haven't wondered about his species as much as his sweet, but inexplicable friendship with a dog, even if it is the great Snoopy. Only Charles Schulz could've made that work so well.
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New yardbirds showed up yesterday, a flock of Common Redpolls (or a Gallup of Redpolls as my witty neighbor said).
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10 Hooded Mergansers steaming up the creek acting like they were the 7th fleet.
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Hubris wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:41 pm New yardbirds showed up yesterday, a flock of Common Redpolls (or a Gallup of Redpolls as my witty neighbor said).
Nice! I had to read up on Common Redpolls - haven't seen any before. They look a little like the male house finches (with red) but slightly different color placement and the head feathers look different. Also, the females have red as well.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Redpoll

I saw a large flock of Bushtits earlier - so fun to watch. Love suet. :happy
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jebmke wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:02 pm 10 Hooded Mergansers steaming up the creek acting like they were the 7th fleet.
Lucky you! How fun.
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JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Hubris wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:41 pm New yardbirds showed up yesterday, a flock of Common Redpolls (or a Gallup of Redpolls as my witty neighbor said).
Nice! I had to read up on Common Redpolls - haven't seen any before. They look a little like the male house finches (with red) but slightly different color placement and the head feathers look different. Also, the females have red as well.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Redpoll
Yes, and they behave a lot like Pine Siskins
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Hubris wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:15 pm
JAZZISCOOL wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:03 pm
Hubris wrote: Mon Jan 04, 2021 3:41 pm New yardbirds showed up yesterday, a flock of Common Redpolls (or a Gallup of Redpolls as my witty neighbor said).
Nice! I had to read up on Common Redpolls - haven't seen any before. They look a little like the male house finches (with red) but slightly different color placement and the head feathers look different. Also, the females have red as well.

https://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Common_Redpoll
Yes, and they behave a lot like Pine Siskins
Nice! I had my first flock of Pine Siskins come through in the past couple months. That was fun too.
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