[wisb] H. Redpoll, Stoughton, Dane co.
- From: "Steve Thiessen" <stevethiessen@xxxxxxxxxxx>
- To: "wisb" <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Wed, 25 Jan 2012 01:50:32 -0600
The redpolls finally made it to Stoughton. First had a single at the feeder, then 2 later. I was running a little behind for work and almost didn't take the binoculars. In a birch ,just a 1/2 block from the house, was a small group of redpolls. One seemed whiter under neath ,but I couldn't see it very well. Checked all the others and there were a couple nice male commons. Nothing seemed different, so I kept watching the brighter one. I got to drive pretty close to the tree. From there I couldn't see any marking on the undertail coverts, except the vent. Even the belly seemed brighter than the other redpolls. The light markings on the back of the head were very pale. As was the side of the head. Bill seemed okay for Hoary. Finally it moved and perched right next to a male common. This gave me some great views and a comparison to the common. The Hoary was a male. It had faint pink across the upper breast. Very thin lines on the side of the breast. Upper rump was white between the wings, but I never got full look. Getting to compare the backs of the two was nice. The light streaks on the Hoary were whitish and dark parts were lighter than the commons . The wings were also noticably whiter edged. The thing I didn't do was compare the bills. The group took flight, so off to work I went. Hope they stick around the area. I live at 1646 Johnson St. and the birds were just noth of me. There are alot of birches scattered around the area, so maybe. Steve Thiessen Stoughton Dane co. #################### You received this email because you are subscribed to the Wisconsin Birding Network (Wisbirdn). To UNSUBSCRIBE or SUBSCRIBE, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn To set DIGEST or VACATION modes, use the Wisbirdn web interface at: http://www.freelists.org/list/wisbirdn Visit Wisbirdn ARCHIVES at: http://www.freelists.org/archives/wisbirdn
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