Hoary Redpoll

Posted by jnadler on Thu Dec 02, 2021 7:30 pm

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With some winter finches making their way south, I will never forget last year's super irruption with a Hoary Redpoll spending weeks in my backyard along with fifty common redpolls. The faint markings on the undertail coverts are fine for the Hoary positive identification. This photo from last year with my feeders up now. Canon R5, EF 500mm F4
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by Cindy Marple on Thu Dec 02, 2021 8:27 pm
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Beautiful! You can tell it's pretty cold by how puffed up the feathers are, so it tells a good story in addition to being a pretty image. The darker background really helps the bird to pop.

by david fletcher on Fri Dec 03, 2021 2:19 am
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Striking image Jeff. Instantly appealing. Well done.
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by Cynthia Crawford on Fri Dec 03, 2021 6:12 am
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Lucky you! A great illustration of a Hoary. I hope you get more this year. Redpolls were pretty scarce here in Vermont, though there was a small flock on one area.
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by Mary Brun on Fri Dec 03, 2021 7:42 am
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A wonderful portrait of this little bird so swollen from the cold. Magnificent colors and a background that perfectly enhances the subject.

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by ken archer on Fri Dec 03, 2021 12:57 pm
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Sweet photograph of this puffed-up beauty Jeff! Excellent Details!

by ADKShooter on Fri Dec 03, 2021 3:13 pm
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Nice work Jeff. Looks like you had some terrific opportunities last Winter near home. I also had some good opportunities but not of a Hoary Redpoll. Nice work getting the most out of your opportunity.

by Karl Egressy on Fri Dec 03, 2021 5:54 pm
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Excellent shot of this rare to find bird.

by Carol Clarke on Sat Dec 04, 2021 5:51 pm
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A lovely image of this little beauty, Jeff. A pleasure to view.

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