Showing posts with label Common Redpoll. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Common Redpoll. Show all posts

Monday, March 12, 2012

Winter fades and bird friends leave...

Only in Michigan could we have 2 feet of snow one day and then two days later it's melted, sunny and 65 degrees! I am excited for my spring birds but am sad to see one of my winter friends leave - the Common Redpoll. How about you? Who will you miss?

Friday, December 17, 2010

The Awwwwww Pose

An oldy but goody........Awwwwwwww!

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

She wore a raspberry beret...

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!!!

Sunday, March 29, 2009


P.S. Bird models today were the Redpolls and Siskins. They are looking for an agent and will probably be permanent residents of my backyard. Photos courtesy of my husband. I have to say it again - I iz the bird whisperer!

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

I think she's after me!

This female Redpoll was flitting from the tree, to the deck to the table while I was filling the thistle feeders. I knew she wanted me to hurry. Look at that intimidating face!

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

The "Awwww" Photo

Everybody say "awwwwww"....

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Response from the Siskins

Dear Shelley,

We are in receipt of your letter requesting that we (the Pine Siskins) leave your bird feeders and migrate out of here. Unfortunately, due to extenuating circumstances, we will need to extend our stay. Additionally, we heard you sweet talking the Red Polls and telling them they could have all the thistle they want. Well if they stay, we are staying!

Your friends,

The Pine Siskins

P.S. By the way....

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Orangepoll or Redpoll??

I know sometimes a bird's diet can play a factor in their coloring. So what orange food was my Redpoll eating? LOL!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Fat & Mad

Fat Redpoll!

Mad Redpoll!

Friday, February 20, 2009

Bashful Redpoll

And not so bashful!

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Common Redpoll - Part II

Here's a few more Common Redpoll photos. I loved watching them squabble with the Pine Siskins over the Thistle Feeder. Suffice it to say - they are just as feisty!

Monday, February 2, 2009

My first Common Redpoll

red poll in sunlight

I was so excited to see my first Common Redpoll this weekend! I think Lynne at Hasty Brook's good fortune rubbed off on me! I was so envious when she mentioned seeing them recently and it just seemed like fate that they came to my thistle feeders at the log cabin this weekend. I will be posting a few more photos of them this week - so hopefully you don't tire of them!