Thursday, January 24, 2008

A Very 'Red' Redpoll

We have a lot of Common Redpolls visiting our feeder area each day. Now and then I see one that stands out from all of the others because of a difference in its appearance. This male Common Redpoll, which I saw this morning, was noticably outstanding as it appeared to have an excessive amount of red on its breast and feathers.

1 comment:

Mary said...

Beautiful! So much like the Purple finches and House finches. I had to get out my Roger Tory Peterson to look them up. I see they don't usually get as far south as I am. It always seems strange that what is "common" for one person never shows up elsewhere :-)