Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
High-altitude pinyon/juniper, with a preponderance of pinyon.
Zeiss 10 x 40 binoculars
Nothing challenging about the light--bird was clearly illuminated.
Description of the Bird
Slight size, red cap, black area around beak, brown streaks on white background, unstreaked breast ruled out other species likely to be found at our feeders (House Finch, Pine Siskin, American Goldfinch).
Behaviors: Fed from ground for ~10 minutes. She could have been the same bird I reported as present on 1/6/2013, but I have no way of knowing. I never saw this bird on a feeder--just eating from the ground. The 1/6 bird didn't feed off the ground--just from a feeder. Hardly conclusive evidence--just an observation.
Call: None heard.
Similar Species Discussion
Lack of yellow ruled out American Goldfinch; overall color pattern and lack of streaked chest ruled out Pine Siskin; slight size and color pattern ruled out House Finch.
Sibley Guide to Birds, studied at the time of the arrival of the first Common Redpoll in early Dec.
This was the 4th time I've seen a Common Redpoll at our feeders this winter.
Date Documentation Submitted
1/20/2013 7:31:00 PM
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