[Mnbird] Redpolls

Paul Tine and Sherry Phillips phillipstine at frontiernet.net
Wed Feb 4 12:03:08 CST 2015


We just started seeing redpolls at our feeder a few weeks ago and 
suddenly have had flocks of pine siskins appear - even a few Evening 
Grosbeaks with the Pine Grosbeaks (and Evenings have been rarer and 
rarer for us).

SPhillips/St. Louis County/Brimson



Stephen Hedman via Mnbird wrote:
> Mary: 
>
> I envy you for your redpolls.  It has been three or four years since 
> I've had any at my feeders here in Duluth.  Just the other day I had a 
> flock of pine siskins come through to my great excitement, since their 
> presence was the first in many years.  I suspect, though without 
> proof, that relatively few people feed birds in Duluth and so it is 
> not all that fertile feeding grounds.
>
> Best,
> Steve
>
> On Wed, Feb 4, 2015 at 9:15 AM, MARY ANN MCDOUGAL via Mnbird 
> <mnbird at lists.mnbird.net <mailto:mnbird at lists.mnbird.net>> wrote:
>
>     Feb 3 about noon a flock of 20+ Common & Hoary Redpolls flew into
>     our feeding area. They would feed, and then fly all at once to the
>     top of a 60 foot Red Oak repeatedly. About 45 minutes later they
>     all headed South.
>     We are in SW Lino Lakes, Anoka County.
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