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There are a few birds that are usually around in good numbers but for some reason I haven’t seem them very often this winter.

Blue Jay

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch

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More birds feeding during a snowstorm.

Blue Jay

Dark-eyed Junco

Red-breasted Nuthatch

Northern Cardinal

Hairy Woodpecker

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

These are some of the birds that have been turning up at my feeders at the start of winter.

Northern Cardinal

Blue Jay

White-breasted Nuthatch

Red-breasted Nuthatch

House Sparrow

Downy Woodpecker

Common Redpoll

American Goldfinch

In an earlier blog I mentioned that I had a number of Common Redpolls hanging around my feeders. This was a fairly rare event since I don’t have any photos from earlier years. I also have a large number of American Goldfinches frequenting my feeder year around. A few weeks ago the Goldfinches and the Redpolls disappeared for over a week. One morning I looked out at my feeders and they were overrun with redpolls and goldfinches.. I’ve had a thistle feeder out all winter and had never had to refill it. All of a sudden the redpolls couldn’t get enough thistle seeds and I was filling the thistle feeder every other day. After a few weeks things quieted down but there are still a fair number of redpolls visiting the feeders.

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This year I’ve had a number of Common Redpolls at my bird feeder. I have only one photo of a Redpoll and that was taken way back in 2009. Since then I’ve not seen them. It’s interesting that 2009 was the last year we had any significant cold weather and this winter we have also seen some cold weather. Most of the Redpolls I’ve seen are female although I do have one photograph of a male.

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