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Mar 09, 2017 10:13 |  #1

No doubt these Hoary Redpolls were blown straight down from Baffin Island with the horrific winds of the last two days.


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Mar 10, 2017 01:12 |  #2

Very nice captures Al! Wish we had Redpolls down here.


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Mar 10, 2017 07:48 |  #3

txcanon wrote in post #18296976 (external link)
Very nice captures Al! Wish we had Redpolls down here.

Thank you, Brad. Most years we get redpolls, though not always. Hoaries are always very much in the minority; most are Common Redpolls. But they are amiable birds as opposed to the truculent Pine Siskins which are also around this year.


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Mar 10, 2017 08:21 |  #4

Beauties Al!


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Mar 10, 2017 12:21 |  #5

Was it windy in Panama? Ha, ha, sorry, Al, just feeling ornery, I guess.;-)a Beautiful bird with a weird name. Well done!


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Mar 10, 2017 12:28 |  #6

TedEllis wrote in post #18297139 (external link)
Beauties Al!

Thank you, Ted. I appreciate your responding.

ardeekay wrote in post #18297350 (external link)
Was it windy in Panama? Ha, ha, sorry, Al, just feeling ornery, I guess.;-)a Beautiful bird with a weird name. Well done!

It actually was at times, Rog, but overall it felt good compared to the wind and cold we've had here the last couple days. But surely you are familiar with hoar frost? That's just what these birds look like, as if they are frosted.


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Mar 10, 2017 12:39 |  #7

Very nice. Good catch.


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Mar 11, 2017 10:24 |  #8

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Very nice. Good catch.

Thank you, Mel.


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Mar 12, 2017 10:04 |  #9

Great light Al, and great shots. Haven't seen any sign of any red poll here in 2 years.


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Mar 12, 2017 14:18 |  #10

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Great light Al, and great shots. Haven't seen any sign of any red poll here in 2 years.

Thanks, Ian. I'm always cautious about identifying a Hoary Redpoll as there can be quite a gradation between them and the Commons. But it's fun when you know you have one for sure.


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Mar 13, 2017 08:22 |  #11

Beautiful little guy Al, congrats!


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Mar 13, 2017 18:30 |  #12

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Beautiful little guy Al, congrats!

Thanks, Bret.


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Mar 14, 2017 12:15 |  #13

I love the first one Al- very cute little guys


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Mar 14, 2017 17:44 |  #14

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I love the first one Al- very cute little guys

Thanks, Bob, and a coveted species too.


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