Saturday, January 13, 2007

Common Redpoll

A Common Redpoll in my front yard in Oregon?! I never would have bet on that happening! This species that nests in the arctic and winters mostly north of the Canadian border is only rarely seen in Oregon. But this is an invasion year, and many are being seen where they've never been found before. Today, after a night that felt "arctic" to me with temperatures around 20 degrees F., this one is with some Lesser Goldfinches finding something to eat in my birch tree.


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