Common Redpolls arrived with the blizzard in numbers I have not seen in almost four years. The flock numbers at least 50 birds.
A few days ago I extended the actual count of Evening Grosbeaks to 63. The flock feeding this morning could not be counted, but was 100+.
Early this morning, I swept 12 inches of snow off the platform feeder, shoveled the snow from the back porch and scattered seed there, and filled all the feeders. Soon after, the birds arrived ...
|10 Common Redpolls (and one Dark-eyed Junco)|
|An additional 12 redpolls - still a small part of total flock, & only 1/3 of those feeding on porch|
|6 Redpolls feeding with 3 Evening Grosbeaks & 1 junco|
|Redpolls lining up on the bulk feeders|
|17 Evening Grosbeaks beneath bulk feeder|
|Red-bellied Woodpecker reluctantly shares feeder with Evening Grosbeak|
More blizzard/bird images soon.