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Common Polls

Acanthis flammea




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4 Comments

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 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
sarosecrans 6 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 6 years ago

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

Gordon Dietzman
Gordon Dietzman 6 years ago

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

Gatineau, Québec, Canada

Lat: 45.38, Long: -75.80

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

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