Jim & Karen Schmoker, Peter Gent, Steve Mlodinow, Maggie Boswell.;
Species, Date, Time and Location Information
Duration (total time in view):
approx. 6 hours over two days
3381 Larkspur Dr.
Multiple Birds - Mixed
5 feet at closest when bird landed in tree right next to me.
Good light from side or from behind observers
Description of the Bird
See photos. Small (basically American Goldfinch-sized) finch with bright red cap, yellow bill, variable side streaking, variable undertail covert and uppertail covert streaking/spotting. Males with variable pink wash on breast, sometimes extending to belly.
Behaviors: Visiting thistle feeders with American Goldfinches and House Finches
Call: many call variations heard
Similar Species Discussion
All but one bird was too streaked (flanks, rump, &/or undertail coverts) for Hoary, though one bird fit Hoary traits well and was submitted to the CBRC.
Sibley Guide etc.
I have seen many redpolls in Colorado, Minnesota, and Alaska.
Notes made DURING observation
Date Documentation Submitted
4/5/2013 1:29:00 PM
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