Thursday, May 17, 2018

Wild Bird Wednesday

Red Polls.

It's been awhile now since these photos were taken...but, I didn't want to just archive them and forget about them...

These little guys are so cute with their little red caps.  They only come around in the wintery days... and, come in little groups and hang out for some hours.. or even days.  Flitting in and out to get some seeds.

It says they are members of the Finch family...but they have tiny "seed eating" beaks.





















Here is a Male House Finch sitting on the feeder with the little polls...you can see a huge beak in comparison.


These two are a different type ...   Hoary Red Polls I think because they are more white overall... especially whitish rumps ... smaller chin patch...



I like this one with the little guy coning in for a landing with his "wheels" up....

I'm thinking mainly Common Red Polls in this photo....but, I am not altogether sure.  Some females and some males...





I'm calling this a Mister....

and this is the Missus.....


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6 comments:

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Your bird photos always make me happy. Little red polls are one of the cutest birds too.

Missy George said...

Those birds are all common at my feeders all year around...except the Hoary Red Polls..They are adorable..Great pictures..

Andy Wilson said...

Good group of birds on the feeder.

NatureFootstep said...

I have not seen much of these this winter. Nice to see yours.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

We used to see these finches on our feeders when we lived in Oregon... thank you for the sweet pictures and for the memories!!

Stewart M said...

What wonderful little birds. We dont have that many finch types of birds in my part of Australia - and certainly not in my garden!

Great pictures - glad they did not get buried in the archive!

Cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne