While they have the word common in their name, they’re a rare sighting in Loudoun. Joe Coleman had a couple visit his feeders last week though! Check out these shots – and keep an eye on your feeders for an uncommon visitor!
While my wife & I took several photos none turned out that well though they do show they are clearly Common Redpolls.
You can learn more about Common Redpolls on Cornell’s site. Here’s a cool fact that they point out:
- Redpolls have throat pouches for temporarily storing seeds. They may fill their pouches with seeds quickly then fly away to swallow the seeds in a more protected, warmer spot.