Grey fluffy bird with red chest and red crown

by Erika
(Canada)

I am in Northern Canada. This bird came to the bird feeder, but sat mostly in the tree. He went down to pick on seeds. I have two pictures and I am not sure if they are the same birds, because he left and then I thought the same bird came back, but I am not sure. Here are the two pictures.

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Mar 07, 2013
Could be a Common Redpoll NEW
by: Erika

Thank you to all who itentified this bird as a REDPOLL. I looked up some pictures and sure enough it looks like a picture of a common redpoll. I live about 200 km north of Lake Ontario, which I dont call far north. It is amazing to see this bird in my neigbourhood. I would be happy if they came back, but mostly it is a one time appearance.

Mar 07, 2013
Red Poll in Red Deer NEW
by: Elizabeth A

Hi All, I live in Red Deer Alberta where I have Red Polls eating at my feeders daily all winter. It is great to know they come from the Arctic. It is a blessing having them here.

Mar 07, 2013
Common Redpoll NEW
by: Susan

Thanks for sending in the photo of a Redpoll. I believe it is a Common Redpoll. Aren't you lucky to have them in your yard! I think the bird on the ground is a female.
How far north are you? They nest in the summer above the Arctic tree line. I am going to the Arctic this summer for 10 days to celebrate my 60th. Maybe I will see some!
All the best.
Susan

Mar 07, 2013
Maybe NEW
by: Amy

The bird in the tree might be a hoary redpoll. Bird on ground might be the same but body type looks like a finch

Mar 07, 2013
Hoary redpoll NEW
by: Amy

The bird in the tree I believe is a hoary redpoll.

Mar 07, 2013
Hoary redpoll NEW
by: Amy

The bird in the tree I believe is a hoary redpoll.

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