Redpolls are Plentiful this Year
Some years I never see this bird and others, I see a lot of them. This is a good year. There are two species, the Common Redpolls and the Hoary Redpolls. The latter are described as “little or no streaking on its rump or crissum and have silvery-white plummage, presenting a more frosted appearance. Also a stubby bill whereas the bill of the Common Redpoll is conical. They breed in the Arctic and see them here in Alberta in the winter months.
I think that I may have captured images of both kinds but not sure. Here I think they are all common. I am happy that I have pictures of male and females and on branches rather than on the feeder.Any comments are welcome.