Monday, December 24, 2012

Winter finches

Just a quick post with a couple of pictures of our latest winter visitors.

Redpolls were one of my favorites birds when I was a kid, and I've only seen them a handful of times since then. We had one lonely little Redpoll show up in our yard last winter, but then this weekend we had a flock of 40-50 thoroughly enjoying our sunflower chip feeder. And they're back today, so hopefully they'll stick around for a little bit!

Anyway, I was able to take a break from Christmas prep yesterday to set up my blind and try to get a few pictures of these pretty little festive visitors. Hope you enjoy. :)

And Happy Holidays to everyone!


  1. Hello, are those hoarys? They look much lighter than the ones I see regularly in the Lanark Highlands.

  2. Hi there!

    To the best of my knowledge, they're just Common Redpolls. I saw a lighter one once, when they first showed up, that I thought might be a Hoary, but I haven't seen it since.

  3. Jealous, I so want to photograph the Redpolls! You got some nice pics of them. Keep up the good work Jen! I've been following your blog since I left Flickr. If you ever want to check out my site, it is

    Take care Jen,