Wednesday, April 3, 2013

April 2, 2013 Redpoll frenzy continues at Hilda Road Feeders.

 The redpoll feeding frenzy continues at the Hilda Road feeders. This afternoon I observed over 400 redpolls including 4 Southern Hoary Redpoll, 1 Hornemann's Hoary Redpoll, 1 Greater Common Redpoll along with 100's of Southern Common Redpolls. These are my latest dates for both Hornemann's Hoary and Greater Common along with one of my few April records and highest day total. Hard to predict how long these redpolls will frequent the feeders but I sure the cold weather is keeping them in the area.  

Southern Hoary Redpoll

The Southern Common Redpoll is having one of its best seasons in years with high numbers still present in eastern Ontario.

There is some variation in the breast colour in redpolls. This individual had a more orange coloured breast.

Southern Common Redpoll.

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