Sunday, January 27, 2008

January Birds

This month we have had a flock of Common Redpolls in our backyard. They seem to love the bird feed called no waste, it is a mixture of nuts and seeds without the hulls. They are quite active little birds not stopping long. They grab some food and off they fly only to return seconds later. It is quite a sight to see fifty plus of these birds all flying around the feeders, landing and flying off again so quickly!

The males have red on their chest and there doesn't seem to be many in this flock. They are really hard to get a picture of and I wasn't able to today but perhaps tomorrow.
Do you have Redpolls in your backyards? Enjoy :) Coppertop