Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Life bird last week

Last Monday, to my great relief, it snowed hard enough to keep me out of work. Doug had a sweet little bird out his window; it seemed to be a sparrow with a goatee and a snazzy cap. Considerable work with field guides later, we found it was a redpoll

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which is not a sparrow but a goldfinch (redpoll on left and probably right, Eastern goldfinch in middle). WhatEVER. Today I had a flock of about 40 dipping and swirling outside my window. I am happy.


Alex said...

A redpoll, how neat! I don't think I've seen one, or at least not that I remember.

Becca said...

Very cool. I wish I could take decent pictures out the window.

phlegmfatale said...

What a great photo, and what incredibly cute birdies! Thanks for sharing.