Deborah at Notes from the Cloud Messenger made a comment on my Redpoll photo yesterday at my other blog and noted that the Redpoll has a beret. I just loved that description. Reminds me of that Prince song.... (do you remember the lyrics .....?)
P.S. Does anyone want to join Dave (from Dave's Birdwatching Blog) and I on our bird handfeeding challenge this summer? Here is Dave's funny comment in reference to my handfeeding the Siskins & Redpolls yesterday in case you missed it :
"Not so fast, Shellmo! Siskins don't count...that's like feeding house sparrows a French fry outside of McDonald's. That being said, I must say, a redpoll in hand with snow in the background...yikes! That may even trump a beautiful bluebird. Consider the challenge accepted, but no points for lame birds. I see our score at 4 to 3-1/2 right now (titmouse, chickadee and redpoll, plus snowy redpoll half point bonus for you...chickadee, bluebird, c wren, and bh nuthatch for me). Game on! :-)"
Personal note to Dave - GAME ON!!!
White-legged Damselfly (Platycnemis pennipes).
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