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Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

They are delightful little birds, aren't they? They are always a tiny splash of color in the snowy Northwoods here in Minnesota.

sarosecrans 9 years ago

Thank you for your help Gordon. I really loved meeting these chipper little birds, and I agree with your description. They are Common Redpolls.

I also liked rolling through you collection of photographs. Very impressive! I snapped the pics of the Redpolls with my phone. While the pics are not beautiful, the moment was.
Thanks again for you help.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

By the way, you've got some very nice photography in your collection.

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 9 years ago

I think what you have here is a flock, not of purple finches, but of Common Redpolls. See for information on redpolls and for purple finches. They are about the same size and have similar coloration so would be an easy species to confuse.

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Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Spotted on Feb 3, 2013
Submitted on Mar 5, 2013

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