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Common Redpoll Photos

Photography by Terry Sohl

My Favorite: Once. We have lived in Sioux Falls for well over 20 years as I type this, and there's been a grand total of one winter where we had Common Redpolls in our  yard and at our feeders. Ah, but what a winter it was!!  They first started showing up in late December, 2012, and stayed through much of March.  It was a "irruption" year for winter finches, and they were found in good numbers all over the region.  It was such a treat having Common Redpolls visiting our feeders every day...and even better when a pair of very rare Hoary Redpolls started showing up as well. The photo below is of a Common Redpoll sitting on the deck rail by the feeders, not quite sure what to make of the heavy snow that blanketed his normal perch.

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea 

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea 

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea 

Common Redpoll 1

January 20th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 2

March 2013

Sax-Zim Bog, Minnesota

Common Redpoll 3

January 20h, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea 

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea 

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll 4

January 12th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 5

January 12th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 6

January 12th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll 7

January 12th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 8 

January 12th, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 9

January 20h, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll - Carduelis flammea

Common Redpoll 10

January 20h, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Common Redpoll 11

January 20h, 2013

Brandon, South Dakota

Click here for the species description page for the Common Redpoll


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