Friday, March 4, 2011

Northern RedPolls of the Vermilon River. A Post to Camera Critters.








Of course if any of you have been following the last few posts, you'll have heard of the name change that these birds have gone through. Most of these photos were taken on the west side of the river along the abandoned RR track. The photos were taken at feeder stations set up in the forest by a very caring person.There are no males, which have a red bib, although number 2 is likely a juvenile,and therefore gender unspecified at the moment. They are from the Tundra Forests north of me and are likely returning from a cross border visit, which upset all authorities. For the full story see my earlier post.

A Post to Camera Critters @ http://camera-critters.blogspot.com/

46 comments:

  1. This is a lovely little bird. I don't think we have it in Sweden.
    My heart is still warm after Boomers lovely action :)

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  2. They are the cutest little birds and your pictures are wonderful. You can see every feather.

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  3. A bird I've never seen- looks beautiful!

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  4. Hi Brigitta. I don't know if you have them although they're a northern bird.

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  5. Hi Louise, and they are beauties.

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  6. Neat photos, Gary! I haven't seen any redpolls at all this year.

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  7. They are sweet little fellows. They came to my garden few years ago, but then disappeared. Their Polish name is difficult to pronounce even for me:)
    Hugs for Boomer from me Swing and Ira:)

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  8. Adorable birds, and great photos. I feel so left out not being able to see them and show pic's of the Redpolls. Could you send me some, PLEASE? Pretty Please! I am dying to see them.

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  9. They are cute little gals and their red brow and black mask should make them easy to identify.

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  10. I love the second-last photo, Gary, her with that little fat face, but they're all great!
    -- K

    Kay, Alberta, Canada
    An Unfittie's Guide to Adventurous Travel

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  11. Beautiful, cute little birds.

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  12. Hi EGW. Strange that you're not seeing them.

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  13. Hi Joo. Boomer thinks hugs is an international word, and loves them.

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  14. They were in Maine and Vermont eileeninmd. I don't know why they don't come to you.By the way I think there are up to 150-200 birds in some of these flocks.

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  15. Thanks for the visit Amila.

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  16. Just the size of the flock is a tip off Martha.

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  17. Hi Kay. They fly really irregularly,which is quite funny in large flocks.

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  18. Thanks Al they are cute little guys.

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  19. Gary, they are precious! How lovely. You header is still my fave, though!
    We just spent a couple of hours moving snow around. Whew. what a storm.
    Cheers from S.E. Ontario Cottage Country!

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  20. Don't give Boom a swelled head, Jenn. We're still shoveling out and it's cold.

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  21. Great pictures of one of my favourite bird families Gary, whether they are Lessers, Arctics, Hornemanns or Common they are just superb.

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  22. They sure are tough little guys Phil, and really fun to watch.

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  23. The female is very pretty. Very neat captures, Gary!

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  24. She's a beauty isn't she Jean?

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  25. Gary, these little birds remind me of house finches, but I haven't seen any like them here on the VA eastern shore. You have some wonderful captures.

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  26. I love redpolls! Haven't seen one in ages! You got some wonderful shots!

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  27. Hi Beatrice. You would know as they're finches and may come with Goldfinches, and they come in large flocks.

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  28. Hi Lisachaos. I think everybody likes them and wants a visit.

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  29. How interesting. They are so cute with the red heads. Great shots. Thanks for stopping by and visiting the dogs.

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  30. Very sweet. I love birds and watching them eat, take a bath and generally enjoy themselves. I like your header too.

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  31. Hi Simone and Boom says hello to the guys.

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  32. Hi Joyful. Thanks for the visit and kind words.

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  33. Hi NF. Everyone seems to be seeing them now!

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  34. Beautiful bird. Love all your images.

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  35. Thanks Eden and welcome to the blog.

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