[wisb] Redpoll impoundment Common or Hoary?
- From: steven lubahn <stevenlubahn@xxxxxxxxx>
- To: Wisbird List <wisbirdn@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
- Date: Sun, 26 Dec 2010 14:11:08 -0600
I spent about two hours at the Milwaukee Coast Guard Impoundment today. Among the many Tree Sparrows, some White-crowned Sparrows, Juncos etc. There were two Redpolls, one was very pale. I got excellent looks at this bird but unfortunately my photos are distant and blurry. Initially I felt this was a Hoary but now I'm not 100% confident. The bird was very pale overall, I didn't see any streaking on the undertail coverts, none. The streaking on the sides and flanks seem muted, not heavy and less exstensive than what you'd expect from Common. The hind-neck and back was streaked but lighter overall, the cheek was pale. There was a washy peach-ish color over the face and lower beard surrounding the black. The cap was bright red. The secondaries seemed paler than Common but the coverts didn't appear exceptionally whitish. The breast was pure white and clean. The bill was small, blackish near the top of the upper mandible and fairly straight. This was probably an adult female. My photos are not good and they make the streaking seem heavier/darker than it really was. The bird spent most of the time on the south end of the fenced in area, just north of the gated road which runs parallel to the paved road that leads out to the ferry building. http://www.flickr.com/photos/stevenlubahn/sets/72157625677851168/with/5294341836/ Steven Lubahn Cudahy #################### 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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