11 February 2009

Another Canadian Visitor


Redpolls are another species of the northern boreal forests to migrate to a more "southern" state to spend part of this winter. Yes, Minnesota is considered a place to retreat to if there is a poor seed crop in their Canadian homeland.

Like their cousins the pine siskins, redpolls love the thistle seed and will do their best to drain feeders often leaving a large amount of seed on the ground.

The males are more colorful with a pink chest.

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