Julian Redpoll 2/7
- The COMMON REDPOLL continues in Julian today (2/7/2012).
Under cloudy skies and a stiff wind, the first Lesser Goldfinches started
to appear in the trees behind The Birdwatcher at 6:40 a.m. Within 5
minutest, the first Pine Siskins began to show; shortly thereafter I picked
out the redpoll. The flock, some 40 or 50 strong at that point, soon came
down to the niger seed feeders where the redpoll enjoyed a leisurely
breakfast for a good 8 or 9 minutes, at which point it flew back into the
leafless oak tree -- and I left for work.