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Common Redpoll perched outside the window of my home, Spring Glen, New York, USA

Common Redpolls are small songbirds with small heads and small, pointed, seed-eating bills. The tail is short with a small notch at the tip.

Common Redpolls are brown and white birds with heavily streaked sides. Look for a small red forehead patch, black feathering around a yellow bill, and two white wingbars. Males have a pale red vest on the chest and upper flanks.
These small finches of the arctic tundra and boreal forest migrate erratically, and they occasionally show up in large numbers as far south as the central U.S. During such irruption years, redpolls often congregate at bird feeders (particularly thistle or nyjer seed), allowing delightfully close looks.


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  • AngieDavies
    AngieDaviesover 1 year ago

    Love the image and the quote! Such great advice, so true!

  • Thank you so very much Angie!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • barnsis
    barnsisover 1 year ago

    Wow, a truly amazing closeup, awesome color and detail

  • Thank you Bro!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Maisie Sinclair
    Maisie Sinclairover 1 year ago

    Awww! How lovely!

  • Thank you very much Maisie!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • lcretyi
    lcretyiover 1 year ago

    Perfection, my friend

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  • Thank you much Laura, and thank you for the feature!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Larry Trupp
    Larry Truppover 1 year ago

    Nicely perched

  • Thanks much Larry!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • JRGarland
    JRGarlandover 1 year ago

    Awesome capture!!!

  • Thank you!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • swaby
    swabyover 1 year ago

    Love your bird shots, gorgeous!

  • I fear they are mad at me today, I was gone all day and when I got home all the feeders were torn down…probably a coon!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Deborah McGrath
    Deborah McGrathover 1 year ago

    Beautiful image.

  • Thanks kindly Deborah!

    – Pamela Phelps

  • Tarrby
    Tarrbyover 1 year ago

    Lovely capture Pamela. great detail.

  • Thank you much!

    – Pamela Phelps

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